Green Five Lily Italian Glass Epergne with Applied Decoration

This example is a substantially sized modern fake. Currently being made in India in various colors, when misrepresented to unsuspecting buyers most frequently these will be described as either 'vintage' Italian Murano glass, or antique American glass.

An odd light green in color with clear glass decorations applied around each lily, the center bowl also has an applied ring of glass just below the mount. There are small brass mounts and it is the newness of these brass fittings that encourage most 'Murano glass' misrepresentations, because clearly they are not old. There is also no corresponding example from an American manufacturer of antique glass, so it is curious why these tend to continue showing up for sale advertised as such.

The center lily measures 17 1/2 inches high, and it is 6 inches wide across the top. The four curved lilies are 11 1/4 inches long, and 5 inches wide at the top. The bowl measures 11 1/4 inches wide, and is 5 inches high at the center mount. When joined together this epergne is 22 1/2 inches high and 16 inches across.

Item ID: 2007RP000417

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