How beautiful! A large antique Victorian rose bowl in shaded blue over white cased glass and crimped rim with superb applied crimped amber glass leaves and branches and a wonderful pink and white applied flower. Stunning! The blue glass has a wonderful glossy finish and the applied leaves and flowers sparkle. Overall height is 4 5/8" and diameter is 5 1/4". There are no chips or cracks. Note that one flower petal is slightly different color from the other 4. We believe this is simply a variant done "in the making" by the artist as there are no signs or breakage or repair. We do not know the maker of the piece, though it is undoubtedly English and dates to the late 1800s. Well known makers of applied glass (often called Matsu-Noke or Mat-Su-No-Ke) rose bowls are Webb, Stevens and Williams, and Northwood, but we're unable to state conclusively who created this glass wonder.
If you are new to rose bowls, you'll be interested to know that their original use was as a room deodorizer! Rose petals were placed inside the bowls to mask unpleasant odors, particularly those in privies or bathrooms. Victorians could always be counted upon to find a way to civilize and beautify their surroundings!
This beautiful rose bowl will be double boxed and shipped via USPS Priority Mail.
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