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Victorian air trap pink satin glass vase - "Pompeian Swirl" type

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Bambus1920's loves16 of 456Victorian satin glass vase with Coralene decor - GoldbergWelz Knuckle Bowl in Opalescent Lines and Spots
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    Posted 3 months ago

    IronLace
    (648 items)

    This is a fine example of Victorian satin glass that I was pleased to add to my collection.
    It is made from three layers of cased glass - clear over a spreading pink, with a white interior.
    The air trap pattern is a swirling stripe, in the style of "Pompeian Swirl" made by Stevens & Williams. I do not know for sure that this is an example of theirs, but the style is definitely similar.
    The vase measures around 13.3 cm tall, 6 cm across the flared, flat top rim, & 6 cm across the base, which has a snapped pontil mark.
    Last photo shows it with another example of the same pattern, in the identical shape.
    I have another piece of this swirl pattern, in a dark pink, but a slightly squatter shape.
    This type of glass was made by various manufacturers in England, Europe, & the USA, so unless a pattern is well - documented, making a firm attribution can be difficult.
    There's something about the rather restrained style of these that suggests an English origin to me, however.

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 months ago
      Beautiful addition to your amazing collection!!
    2. IronLace IronLace, 3 months ago
      Many thanks, jscott0363!
    3. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 3 months ago
      you know this is a prodigy of chemistry and phisics.... I have only one and adore the softiness or tenderness they transmit
    4. racer4four racer4four, 3 months ago
      Sweet, and I love Sylvie's description so I will go with that.
    5. IronLace IronLace, 3 months ago
      Thanks so much, kivatinitz!
      I agree, satin glass is a wonder that brings art & science together, the alchemy of glass - making is a truly magical thing.
      And yes, the tactile quality, like a fine fabric, or smooth skin makes it so appealing. Tenderness is such an appropriate description!
    6. IronLace IronLace, 3 months ago
      Thanks also, Karen!

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