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    Posted 3 years ago

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    My first flea market find in my new location!
    This Victorian art glass jar is made from opaque ivory glass which contains uranium & glows bright green under UV light.
    It features applied decoration of blue oak leaves & an amber acorn, & rests on three blue, leaf shaped feet.
    It has brass fittings - the lid has been lost, but it matters the decoration is bold & unusual in colour.
    I have two other jars (one with the lid & the other, also lidless like this one) in ivory with applied pink & clear acanthus leaves.
    I believe most likely English.

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Love it!!

      You don't mention size-- is it a mustard jar or biscuit barrel?

    2. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Many thanks, scottvez!
      It's only small at 12.5 cm high so more likely for condiments than biscuits.
    3. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      what a darling of a piece very nice indeed just super my ironlace
      all the very best malkey
    4. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 years ago
      Hi IronLace - this is a really lovely - the color combinations are great! I strongly believe your vase is actually Welz; I have been studying a whole line of vases with applied acorns, flowers and fruit and this acorn is exactly like the ones I have seen on a known Welz color combination - a dark green and yellow. Here is an example of a green & yellow Welz basket, and of a green & yellow vase with an applied acorn: and
    5. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 3 years ago
      Hi IronLace, what a great flea market find! I've not seen an acorn on glass like this before and the colour combinations unusual too. Fabulous!
    6. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Many thanks as always, MALKEY!
    7. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      That is really interesting, Michelle...I have a number of pieces with applied acorns in a variety of colours...I should take a photo of them all together sometime to do a comparison between the acorns as they can vary quite a bit. The acorn on this piece is crisply formed & quite distinctive. Love the colour schemes on those yellow & dark green pieces, it's most unusual...
    8. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much, Vintagefran, I have a few other acorn decorated pieces...& I love all manner of applied decoration - it's always a thrill to find one especially in an unusual colour. And having moved away from a great flea market that I'd scored from reliably for over 20 years, I'm pleased to have found one near my new home that's got potential.
    9. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago

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