Fresh flowers were and still are a "must" in Parisian homes. This unusual small vase is vibrant with rich hues of red and yellow. It dates from 1890-1900 and comes from Paris.
The vase is of handblown marbled art glass. The glass is reminiscent of Murano Italian glass. The glass is thick and the colors of red, green and white seem to float from within. The body is shaped into eight oval medallions which stand out from the body of the vase. The metal "lid" sits on top of the mouth of the piece. There is a metal band with hand cut roses and a handcut crosshatch pattern across the top for holding the stems (one small piece of the crosshatch is missing). The vase measures 4 1/2" tall, 3 1/8" across the top and 2 3/4 at bottom. The vase has survived time with no visible cracks or chips.
It is a unique accessory, and would be stunning with fresh cut flowers.