Posted 9 years ago
This was left to my husband after his father's death in 1985. It is just shy of 3" tall and 3-1/2" wide at it's widest point. The glazing over the glass is iridesent and you can feel the ripples as well as see them. The silver overlay is stamped "Sterling Silver Deposit" but I can find no other markings. There is symetrical indentation in the glass on the bottom of the vase and the name "Alvin" is etched in a script style and directly below that, also etched into the glass, are the numbers 892/358. The glazing is in shades of topaz, blue and a small bit of rose color. The glazing toward the very bottom has a very metalic look in bronze/gold/copper ripples - nothing like the rest of the vase. I cannot find anything that looks just like this and the few items I could find that were similar seemed to have conflicting information. This site seemed to have the most knowledgable participants so I though I would put this out there to see if anyone could tell me more. I appreciate the help.