This is a 19th Century French Blue Opaline Vase with Sterling Overlay. It is also known as Bristol Glass that is hand -blown glass. It has a rich, intense, high sheen, translucent French Blue color, which this is the most desirable rich powder blue color. It is It is a Blue cased glass with a white interior. And this white casing shows up when you look down at the top / inside of the Vase. It has a Sterling Overlay band around the top of the vase and around the collar and about 1" down it has a Sterling Overlay band. It has a branch on the front and back, This is done in Sterling Overlay. It has (2) Apple Blossom branches, with (2) Pair of Lovebirds around a Flower Bloom and what appears to be a Baby Bird in a nest or an Apple on a Bird Cage. This Vase measures 6 1/2" tall, 2 1/4" across the top, 1 7/7" across the bottom, and is 12 1/2" around at the widest part. The bottom of the vase appears to have a deeper blue as this may be that the vase is thicker glass at the bottom. It is in wonderful condition with no problems.
Antique Sterling Silver, Jewelry, Napkin Rings, Victorian Objects