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Victorian art glass177 of 547Victorian cased satin glass vase with raised, elongated diamond moire patternVictorian ruby glass hanging basket on clear stand
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    Posted 3 years ago

    IronLace
    (731 items)

    My latest arrival, a Victorian art glass hanging basket on a stand. Pieces like this are understandably rare - with their inherent fragility, it's a miracle that any have survived this long. Indeed, my last attempt at purchasing a similar item ended badly, with the stand damaged in the post due to insufficient packaging. Thankfully, this piece, purchased from a local seller in Australia, was packed with the utmost care.
    Most likely English in origin, circa 1880s - 1890s, it consists of two parts - a clear stand with pincered decoration, & a ruby basket with a crimped rim. Items like this were made by various English firms such as John Walsh Walsh, Richardson's, Thomas Webb & Sons, Stuart & Sons, & Stevens & Williams.
    Perfectly at home in another favourite of the Victorian era, a cottage garden (although mine has been established very recently).

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    1. Ivonne Ivonne, 3 years ago
      It's perfectly integrated into the garden.I can see so many flowers and all of them grow in my garden too, although they are so separated.
    2. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Many thanks, Ivonne!
      This is a very new garden bed, we made it only in the last 2 months & some of the plants went in the last few days...so it's still a work in progress. Originally it was just grass & three small birch saplings when we purchased the property last year. We dug up the lawn, & moved out two of the birches (they'd died anyway) & added a cherry blossom, camellia, & lots of perennial & annual flowers. In the coming week we're due for a heatwave so will need to look after all the new plants carefully.
    3. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      How on earth did this delightful piece survive?
      Your federation cottage is gorgeous IL! Lovely garden too.
    4. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Racer, I know, it's so amazing that this piece has endured in perfect condition. I have two other hanging baskets on stands, as well as a couple of stands missing baskets (plus one basket missing a stand).
      Thanks so much for enjoying my house & garden (even more plants have gone in since that photo!). Can't quite believe that I'm coming up to my second Christmas here...
    5. inky inky, 3 years ago
      Oh!..how lovely...:-)
    6. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Many thanks, inky!
    7. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Sweet! And your place is a DREAM :-D
    8. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much, kyratango! It's a dream for me, too...after a long, difficult search & so much upheaval, it's paradise found...
    9. inky inky, 3 years ago
      If it was that easy to find someone else would have found it before you...so was waiting for you! to find it..:-)
    10. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Yes, so true, inky...it happened when it was meant to happen. Funnily enough we'd tried & failed to buy a house across the road from this one in late 2016. The market was crazy here at the time, & our offer, though high, was beaten. Went thru so much angst over that, & then all kinds of other issues, far more important, came up thru 2017. So by the time we found this place in mid - 2018, our outlook & priorities were radically different, & the stars aligned...

    11. inky inky, 2 years ago
      I believe that what is meant to be..is, meant to be!..things just don’t fall in your lap and I believe with out at least!..a little effort, we are never truely content, appreciate and happy with what we have worked for.

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