Posted 3 months ago
Gave myself a hernia dragging this through the house to photograph. Three casings of glass - clear over apricot over custard. Very, very heavy. 33 cms tall, 19 cms diameter across the ruffled top and 22 cms across the bulbous bottom half. Smooth polished pontil. Custard glass handles glow madly under a black light as does the vaseline opalescent flower and vine leaf applied work. The flower head is magnificently worked - all hand made. The thorn extrusions on the handles suggest to me that it is a rose. Purchased from a local dealer and I had to pay a bit to get it. Made in the last 15 years of the 19th century. I think it is Bohemian and from one of the bigger glass houses. It would take a whole chair of glassmakers to bring this one to conclusion. An extravagant shape which makes a statement when placed in a spot on its own. Had this beast for many, many years. Some slight damage to tips of feet - but what can you do? - when will you get another one?