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Art Glass1189 of 21895Victorian opalescent glass vase with petal shaped topCrete Diaspora c1902
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    Posted 1 year ago

    sklo42
    (799 items)

    As they stack they would probably have been ice cream bowls and possibly would have had a matching large serving bowl. The figures are a pale blue and are moving among tiny white and gilt flowers. When stacked the comparison between the two is easy, Clearly there are differences between the 'same' figures indicating all were hand painted. Possibly from Steinschonau.

    Diameter 11,5 cm./4.5 inches

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    Comments

    1. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 1 year ago
      How sweet! I love these Peggy! :)
    2. Wow22, 1 year ago
      Were stencils used, do you think?
    3. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
      If you look at the image of the stacked bowls you can view two versions of the same figures. These are sufficiently different to make me think hand painted. I'm happy to be corrected if any one actually knows.
    4. Wow22, 1 year ago
      Thanks for your response. I examined the image of stacked bowls and could observe the differences you mentioned. However, I also found the similarities (of angle and proportion) to be significant - which made me ponder the use of stencils, hence my query. Stencil work will create small differences too, of course. I would love to know the method. Hopefully someone can chime in...
    5. Ivonne Ivonne, 1 year ago
      The idyllic scenes on the border make me think about summer garden parties when people lived leisurely...Your bowls make me dreamy:)
    6. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
      Michelle, sorry I didn't spot your comment, it still isn't obvious on my phone. I'm very pleased you like them, however.
    7. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
      Wow22, I appreciate your imput. In fact looking now at image two I can see the evidence that stencils were used. Thank you.
    8. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
      Iwona, I look at them and think how nice it would be to have such energy.......
    9. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 1 year ago
      yes it is marvelous these silohuetes. It is similar to the one I had posted some time ago inspired in the Fidus “Per aspera ad astra”. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/280288-steinschonau-glass-with-diefenbach-and-f
    10. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
      I remember your pieces with great pleasure, kivatinnitz.
    11. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      The bowls are joyful and uplifting. I am delighted with them Peggy!
    12. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
      Exactly, Karen, and don't we all need that just now!

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