Posted 10 years ago
OK guys and gals -please help.
Front view, top, bottom and back.
This is very beautiful ribbed purple glass vase, with high quality gilding and totally insane orange beads -all present and correct! It is blown slightly irregularly, it has a nice finished pontil - and oddly, optically ribbed, about 8 inches tall and - yes it's not an illusion - the front is much lower than the back. It's c1900 at the latest, and I'd guess almost certainly Bohemian/Silesian.
If it wasn't for the optical ribbing I might have guessed Riedel - based on colour and decoration style -but this is a shape I'm sure I've seen before, I just can't place it!
Any help in suggesting origins- much appreciated, I always like to think anything this quality should have name (well better than 'wonky-purple-beaded-monster')