Antique Set of Stourbridge Prussian Blue Cameo Glass Vases Morning Glory Flower Pattern
This is an exceedingly rare matched set of two layer cameo glass vases in a stunning Prussian blue. The finely detailed pattern is of two complementary morning glory vines entwined around a graceful globular style vessel. The lip of each vase is delicately accented with a fine frame of white glass, accenting the vine pattern. The two vases are essentially mirrored copies of each other with a few differences in detail.
Each vase is engraved with the mark 646/17 on the base, as well as a painted mark also of 646/17 but lacking a signature. The vases are 3.25” at the widest point, 4.5” tall, with an opening measuring 2”. The morning glory pattern and this striking shade of Prussian blue were concurrently used by both Thomas Webb & Sons as well as Stevens & Williams, both prominent Stourbridge glass manufacturers. Unmarked pieces were more commonly found with Stevens & Williams, however known Webb pieces have also been found lacking a signature. There is an excellent article and additional information at the Corning Museum of Glass website, specifically showing this pattern design for both makers from the 1880s and 1890s.
The vases are in good condition with no chips or cracks present.
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