Posted 11 months ago
Another local find, & another nice example of one of my favourite types of Victorian art glass, this little vase is made from slightly off -white opaline glass that contains uranium & glows brightly under UV light.
It measures 12.5 cm tall, around 6.5 cm across the top rim, & 4.5 cm across the base.
The vase has a squat form, with a trefoil top outlined with an applied amber crest. An amber leaf trail (one leaf missing) with two white & pink flowers winds around the body, melding into an handle which features some unusual pincerwork decoration.
What really interests me about this vase in particular are the oddly stylised applied flowers, which appear to have been made out of a single small gather of glass, & pressed in a mould. Out of all the various pieces I own with applied flowers, there is only one other example with the same type of flower - the "spreading pink" basket pictured in the fourth photo.
Bohemian origin I think.