Satin glass derives its name from the items' velvety finish achieved through the application of an acid bath. This procedure has been used by many companies since the late 1800's, both here and abroad, on many types of colored and art glass items.
This lovely piece of Victorian art glass, circa 1880 - 1900, is a deep rose-pink shading to a rich pink shade near the base; the interior is white. It is decorated on all sides with orange enamel scrolls, delicate pink/white/yellow flowers and contrasting colored leaves. The shells are further enhanced with orange enamel dots. The shape is many times referred to as a rose bowl. Sometimes this shape was used for lidded items, but there is no evidence of that with this item. Probably manufactured by the Mt. Washington or Consolidated Glass Company. It stands 3 1/2" in height and 4 1/2" across. Mold-blown with a nice base. There are no cracks, chips, nicks, repairs or scratches on this piece.