This listing is for a gorgeous Mt. Washington diamond quilted satin glass vase with air-trap mother-of-pearl internal design with blue iridescent glass CORALENE beading in a seaweed pattern, c. 1880-1900. This unusual vase is cased glass with a satin exterior finish in a soft rose/cranberry color at the top shading to white on the lower body with the interior being white opaque glass. The vase is decorated with an all-over design of tiny blue iridescent Coralene glass beads applied in a seaweed pattern. Blue iridescent glass beads give a stunning contrast to the original rose color of the vase with blue Coralene beads being much more rare than the golden opalescent beads generally found on most Coralene pieces. Photos of Coralene art glass can be found on pages 58 and 100 of the reference book "The Collector's Encyclopedia of American Art Glass, Second Edition" by John A. Shuman III. Satin glass from this period is always unmarked, however, Coralene art glass was made by the Mt. Washington Glass Company of New Bedford MA. Mt. Washington glass is considered to be America's premier Victorian Art Glass. Quality art glass from this company was made during the 1880's into the early 1900's.
Dimensions: 5 1/2" high with a 1 1/2" diameter top and an overall width of about 3". Weighs 6.8 ounces.
Condition: Vase is in excellent Estate condition with no major chips, cracks or repairs. There is one tiny pin-point nick on the edge of the rim that is barely visible. The Coralene beading is in excellent condition and we found no missing beads or breaks in the seaweed design.
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