Posted 2 years ago
Peloton glass is one of my favourite types of Victorian art glass. It's unusual, rare, & a bit mysterious. Also has texture, which is an added bonus...I love interesting textures in glass.
This one was a fortunate find, not described as Peloton & reasonably priced. It did take a while to arrive, but that's understandable - I'm just glad it arrived at all, & that online shopping offers a virtual flea market when the real ones are closed.
It is a diminutive piece, measuring 9.5 cm tall, 3.2 cm across the neatly cut & polished top rim, & 3.5 cm across the base, which does not have a pontil mark.
Made from clear glass, it is relatively thick & heavy for such a small item. The applied Peloton threads are dark cobalt blue & extremely thin, like wire.
I believe that this is an example of Harrach Peloton glass. Fourth photo shows it with two other small Peloton glass vases with the same type of expertly finished top rim & very fine threads of a single colour.