This uniquely shaped vase is a vivid shade of green highlighted with gold enameling. Between the very ornate handles on one side is a portrait medallion of women with the word "Leanders estes bogognon horo im tempel der venus" written. The handles are gold with mauve showing through and there are gold leaves framing the medallion. The mouth of the vase is cut out. The shape, color and design of this vase are all very exquisite. Overall dimensions are: 6 1/2" tall, 5 3/4" from handle to handle. the base is 4 1/2" wide, 3 1/4" deep. This beautiful vase is in excellent condition, with no chips, crazing or repairs. There is some wear to the gold on the handles. The pale blue stamp "Victoria Carlsbad Austria" was used from 1891 - 1918. One expects to find some evidence of wear to handles and rims of items this old due to use.
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