Posted 7 months ago
I've seen these vases in a local antiques shop for a while, but today I decided to make them mine at last. For one thing, I was feeling like a shopping expedition of sorts, & now that more shops are open, I was able to satisfy my cravings at last. I'd noticed the shop open a week ago while driving past to buy groceries, & the sight made my heart leap. A tad excessive I suppose, but you've got to take the thrills where you find them.
So, after a pleasant chat (appropriately distanced) with the proprietor, I was able to obtain this pair for an excellent discount (willingly offered, not demanded at all, that's just not my style).
They have the distinctive Welz three - ball foot design, & measure 20 cm tall, 3 cm across the top rim, & around 7 cm across the thorny base. This decor is an example of burnt orange mica, & is cased with what looks like clear amber over an opaque brick red interior, with the mica sandwiched in between the layers. Both vases feature a dramatic applied rigaree in clear glass, that flounces it's way around the slightly tapering, cylindrical neck. Clear applied thorny feet complete the complex & busy design. I'll be posting some more detail shots as there is just so much eccentric, fanciful fun happening in these vases. They are unabashedly exuberant, over the top, & delightfully quirky.
Made my day & hope they brighten yours, too. Happy Saturday, folks!