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    Posted 2 months ago

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    Here are some more hand vases from my collection which I hadn't got around to posting yet.
    Photo 1 - Two large hand vases in shades of green. The one on the left is a deep blue - green with gilded decoration, & measures 26.6 cm tall. The one on the right is 30 cm tall, & has an interesting story to it. I purchased it from eBay UK in 2015, & I was astonished & dismayed when the parcel turned up on my doorstep - because it was packed in only a shabby - looking padded bag! I seriously did not want to open it at all. I waited a few hours & then approached it with great trepidation. No tell - tale sounds of broken glass ensued as I opened the bag, to find it wrapped in a single layer of bubble wrap with a sparse scatter of styrofoam peanuts. I can only imagine it survived due to sheer good luck, & the fact it is a very solid & heavy vase. Oh, & perhaps also that it arrived on St Patrick's Day...maybe a little "luck of the Irish" helped it on it's way...
    Photo 2 - Two Victorian hand vases in shades of ultramarine & cobalt blue. The left one is a very unusual form, have not seen another quite like it. It measures 24.5 cm tall, & is decorated with enameled lily of the valley flowers. The blue over white cased one on the right is also unusual - it is left handed. The intense colour & lavish gilding also add something extra.
    Photo 3 - A ruby glass hand vase with gilding. Considering what a popular colour this was for glass in the Victorian era, it is rarely seen in hand vases. This one measures a very standard 22 cm tall.

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    1. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 2 months ago
      adore the cobalt one with enamel
    2. IronLace IronLace, 2 months ago
      Many thanks, kivatinitz, it's one of my favourites, too!
    3. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 months ago
      I just *knew* you'd have a red one for me somewhere, Marin... ;-) :-) :-)
    4. IronLace IronLace, 2 months ago
      It's one of the rarer colours in hand vases, AnythingObscure, so you're lucky I had one for you! :-)
    5. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 2 months ago
      Love them!!!
    6. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      The deep green-blue is a colour I don't associate at all with this sort of glass, but it's wonderful! They all are tbh.

      Packaging horrors abound when you collect glass.
    7. IronLace IronLace, 2 months ago
      Thanks also, vintagelamp!
    8. IronLace IronLace, 2 months ago
      Much appreciated, Karen!
      Oh yes, collecting glass is a tad anxiety - inducing to say the was beyond lucky that this one survived the trip intact. I've had far better - packed items arrive broken...
    9. Manikin Manikin, 2 months ago
      Gorgeous !

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