Posted 12 months ago
Having previously owned a piece of Bronze glass , I recognised another example when I saw this vase on eBayAU a few days ago.
It was described as an amethyst carnival glass vase, & thankfully I was the sole bidder.
The vase measures 15 cm tall, 4.5 cm across the flat, flared top rim, & 5 cm across the base, which has a perfectly polished out pontil mark.
This piece is made from a single layer of glass with an intense, dark iridescence with a strongly metallic appearance. The surface is satin smooth. In perfect condition for its substantial age, it is simple yet opulent.
By Thomas Webb & Sons, late 1870s.