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American Art Glass967 of 1018DURAND GOLD IRIDESCENT VASE  c. 1925Quezal Floriform Vase c. 1910
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Posted 6 years ago


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I need some help with this vase.
I have no idea if it is American or English.
I'm hoping that some of the US glass people can have a look at it for me and give an opinion.
A market puchase years ago I have kept it as an example of a well painted Victorian vase. I like the decoration. It reminds me of the painting on early porcelain. It also reminds me of the designs of the Aesthetic Movement.
It's 13 cm high (5 ins) and 10 cm (4 ins) at its widest.

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  1. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 6 years ago
    What an Interesting Painted Design, What kind of Flower is it supposed to be? Its very nice.
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Thanks Shawn and Amy! The flower has puzzled me for years.
    Perhaps a peony?
    There are similarities to the floral decorations on much earlier Chinese export porcelain. It's really stylized and naive, to my eye.
    There are three different colours: a pink, a puce, a cream and I believe the greyish looking colour is tarnished silver. I've not been tempted to try and clean the tarnish back; leave best alone.
  3. Paul71 Paul71, 6 years ago
    The design on this vase is influenced by the popular "Blue Onion" pattern. See:

    I think your vase is more likely Bohemian.

  4. Paul71 Paul71, 6 years ago
    See Wikipedia article on the history of the Blue Onion pattern:
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks Paul71.
    I had never heard of a blue onion pattern aka Zwiebelmuster or pravy cibulák.
    My hunch about the peony was partly there: "the whole design is an ingeniously conceived grouping of several floral motifs, with Japanese peaches and the pomegranates, and in the center of the product are found stylized peonies and asters --the stems of which wind in flowing curves around a bamboo stalk."

    Your help has been invaluable. The attribution of Bohemia is looking better and better all the time. Can you suggest a factory?

  6. Paul71 Paul71, 6 years ago
    Would be extremely difficult to attribute this to a specific factory, as there were so many in the late 19th century, and their products were all very similar.
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks Hedgewalker, BELLIN68, Shawnl86, ozmarty, thriftfan & scandinavian_pieces too!
  8. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 6 years ago
    This reminds me of Jacobean Floral Embroidery... Vert pretty.
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    I know what you mean BeauxPurdy!
    Even down to the metal in the embroidery too.
    The look is out of scale and has that naive look that you see on 18th century porcelain.
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks mustangT!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks MANIKIN!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
  13. smiata smiata, 3 years ago
    I wonder if LeahGoodwin could shed some light on this. Beautiful piece, I love it. It's right up my alley.
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks SMIATA 'n AIMATHENA!
  15. Vintage_Joe Vintage_Joe, 3 years ago
    Blue onion was originally Maissen decoration from 1740.
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks TOM!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks INKY!
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks NORDICMAN !!!!!!!!
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks AURA !!!!!
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks RADEGRUNDER !!!! !!!!

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