This Bristol Glass Blue Satin Vase features a hand painted botanical and butterfly motif typical of the Victorian Era. Heart-shaped leaves and small florals in shades of white, green, and cream stand out on a sky blue satin background. The white and black butterfly near the top is done in exquisite detail. The back of the vase has a smaller, matching botanical motif, and the scalloped top of the vase has remnants of gold trim in the lower parts of each scallop. The middle section is dotted with off-white enamel. Two of the middle rings and the foot do not have the satin finish, creating a pleasant glossy contrast.
This Bristol Glass Vase measures 8 inches tall. The diameter is 2-7/8 inches across the rim and the foot, slightly larger in the middle section.
Other than the pontil on the bottom there is no mark.
This type of glass was popular in the late 1800s to the early 1900s.
There is no damage to the glass of the vase. The scalloped rim was once edged in gold which has nearly worn away, and there are a couple of items lodged in the bottom of the vase. The narrow opening is too small for these items to come out. One rattles a little from time to time, the other, seen through the translucent glass, appears to be a piece of paper.
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