This is a fabulous Victorian epergne. It is in very good condition, just out of a Bodega Bay Mansion. The tallest flute reaches up 12" high from a 9" wide fluted base with hints of powder blue hues. There are three ruffle top flutes or vases that have rounded clear glass accent added to the pink of the vase. here are no chips, crack or any defects to the glass. There is white powder on the center flute which was where old glue was used to secure the screw bottomed flute. We are in earthquake country and this is common.
It residue can be wiped off with a cloth. This piece sat on a long table next to windows that overlooked the Bay. It was a beautiful sight to behold when I first walked into the room. I generally do not buy glass, especially Victorian Art Glass but it was not to be denied. There are no maker marks so I really don't know it's origin but I do know that such fine glass takes a master to achieve this finished product.
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Art & Antiques from Victorian through the 1950's and slightly beyond
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