Posted 3 years ago
Here is another example of a French St. Louis opaline glass vase from about 1880; it is the same shape as my other peony vase pair, but this one features very finely painted birds in flight, accompanied by Prunus blossoms on a delicate branch. The Japonisme design influence that was very popular at the time is clearly seen in this decoration. Also, the entire body of the vase is covered in a hand painted pattern that imitates the fine crazing that one might see on an old porcelain vase. It is unsigned (or the signature has worn away) but is 8" tall, and as I mentioned, exactly the same shape and height (8" tall) as my other signed pair of St. Louis vases.