Antique Hand Blown circa 1880 - 1890 Glass Air Trap Mother of Pearl (Pearl Satin) Vermillion Die Away Vase that can be found in excellent condition. Made by Thomas Webb & Sons, one of two companies which held patents for Mother of Pearl at the time. This piece of glass is rare. This urn-form vase circa 1885 to 1890 features a brilliant Diamond Quilt pattern in a Vermillion die-away. It has a flared rim and slight foot. The Diamond Quilt pattern graduates from small to large to small as it reaches the top with the largest designs in the center, offsetting the graduation in color. The inside of the vase has a creamy white interior cased with a gorgeous vermillion on the satin finish exterior. This lovely vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. It is 8.5 inch high and is approximately 5.5 inches at its widest point.
Provence: From the estate of a prominent Long Island Art Glass Collector
More about Mother Of Pearl: The method for manufacturing MOP requires molten glass being blown into a mold that has a designed pattern of projections built into the mold. This piece of glass when removed from the mold is then cased, thus trapping air internally in the voids between the base glass and the cased glass. This manufacturing technique creates the pattern and is sometimes called “air trap MOP.” MOP is also normally found in satin glass, which means it has been dipped in acid to create a satin finish. Phoenix (Thomas Webb) and Mt. Washington both held patents to this process.
Research Consulted: Mt. Washington & Pairpoint Glass / by Kenneth M. Wilson. Mother of Pearl patterns are consistent with those of Phoenix.
Item ID: 402
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