Posted 4 months ago
This well - made & subtly beautiful small vase or rose bowl was a recent find on eBay AU.
It was a cheap buy it now item, & as soon as I saw it, I had a feeling that it was something good. Once in my hands, I could tell that it was a high quality piece of art glass, but I am uncertain of the exact period or maker. I do think it is old - perhaps later Victorian to Art Nouveau, maybe even as late as the 1920s. I don't believe it is a modern piece. No markings of any sort.
Made from what looks like three layers of cased glass - clear over a fine spatter of pale green & yellow - green, with tiny silver flecks, over an opaline white interior, the vase is far heavier than it looks. The base is quite thickly cased, yet the soft colours & simple shape lend it a light & delicate appearance.
It measures around 8 cm tall, 7 cm across the fire polished top rim, & 6.5 cm across the base, which does not have a pontil mark. The vase has subtle, moulded vertical ribs.
I have never seen anything quite like this decor before, & would love to be able to identify this fine piece of art glass.
Does anyone recognise it?