Posted 3 years ago
This is the latest addition to my collection of glass hand vases, found on the weekend at an antiques fair. It is made from a single layer of opaque white glass, & features gilding & hand painted decoration. Uniquely, it has a ruby glass bead set into the gilded ring.
The vase measures 15.5 cm tall, 6.5 cm across the crimped top rim, & 5.5 cm across the base, which has a rough pontil mark.
This style of small hand vase can be found in many colours, with & without decoration.
Possibly of Bohemian origin, Victorian era.