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Art Glass18167 of 21840Whitefriars BottlesDorflinger Honesdale American Cameo Vase
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    Posted 9 years ago

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    Greetings: I'm sharing this vase not so much for the glass technique, but rather for the exquisite hand-painting. This vase was rescued from a Victorian mansion in Cape May, NJ just before it was about to be demolished. The wrecking ball was actually already present. The mansion had a section of the attic accessible only through a trap door in a ceiling closet. Long ago, a grand-mother, now deceased took her grand-daughter up into that hidden attic to view many hidden boxed treasures. . Apparently, no one else knew of this hidden attic. The grand-daughter arrived just in time to ask other family members gathered to witness the demolition if anyone had accessed the hidden area. The surprised look on the family members faces told the whole story. The vase is a generous 12+" tall and 5" wide. It has 8 elaborate egrets/herons painted all around the vase. Unsigned and maker unknown.

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    1. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 9 years ago
      fantastic! 1870's bohemian most likely Harrach.
    2. inky inky, 9 years ago
    3. ozmarty ozmarty, 9 years ago
      The painting on this is far superiour to most one encounters.
      How many treasues have fallen pray to the wreckers ball ??
    4. Nootch Nootch, 9 years ago
      Hello Ozmarty: I agree that the paintwork is outstanding. I was told that the treasures were rescued. A good number of the items were purchased before I got to them (Tiffany, Lalique, etc.) - but I am happy to have purchased a few items from the collection. Regards.

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