Posted 6 months ago
I can't think why I haven't posted this - I've had it for simply years. A cheap flea market find long ago, I didn't know exactly what it was at the time until I learned more about fairy lamps. It looks like a bowl, but is actually the base of a three piece fairy lamp.
It is made from two or three layers of glass, clear over blue with applied machine threading which has been pulled in the manner of so called "Nailsea" type glass (although this example is far finer & more sophisticated). The bowl measures around 18 cm x 17 cm wide across the trefoil shaped, crimped top rim, 6.5 cm tall, & 8.5 cm across the base.
There is a hand written number on the base - which I believe was an old pre - decimal currency price of 5 shillings. (No idea if this was the original asking price or a second hand price from later on)
This post was inspired by retromix/Uffe's recent post of a similar item in ruby glass.
A high quality, well finished piece of Victorian art glass, possibly English in origin. Still displays well despite missing its other parts.