Posted 2 months ago
I have to admit that I bought this piece for its gorgeous mount, which happily looks wonderful with the clear turquoise blue glass vase. The exquisitely detailed bees caught my attention immediately. This mount is a perfect example of Aesthetic period design, and dates to about 1800. The glass was made in Bohemia and is enameled with a white poppy or rose. The mount is silver in color, and the legs represent sticks of bamboo; it shows a Far Eastern influence as well as a prominent use of nature (the bees) - both tenants of Aesthetic period design. The vase with mount measure just under 9" (22.8cm) tall.