Beautiful 19th century slender cranberry Moser type hand enameled glass vase with scrolled gilt decoration and center medallion with hand painted portrait of young boy; in excellent condition with minor age appropriate wear to the gilt decoration. Produced in Southern Bohemia circa 1865-70.
Portrait vases, such as this fine example, were commissioned to commemorate the memory of a loved one and were produced for a relatively short time. They were usually not made after 1880, because of the advent of photography, making them quite rare and collectible.
Size: 12" H x 3 1/2" D.
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