Harry Bastow founded the Jefferson Glass Company in 1900 in a formerly abandoned factory in Steubenville, Ohio. The company operated in Steubenville, Ohio, from 1900 - 1907, and in Follansbee, West Virginia, from 1907 - 1933. Opalescent patterns from Jefferson were made in the 1901 - 1907 time-frame and after that the factory seemed to specialize in crystal.
This lovely pair of blue opalescent vases are the Aurora Borealis pattern. The stemmed vases rise from a notched base, the stem widens with a series of bubbles and scored lines that end in a flame-shaped top. From the side are three handles-like projections giving the whole conception a nautical feeling. The vases measure 6" in height. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. On one vase, two of the three lower arches or legs separated in the cooling process. This is not damage, but a production flaw (see photos). Beautiful and scarce pair of vases.
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