A group of three very similar Antique 19th Century Glass Celery Vases. Press moulded Soda Glass, made in three parts and all being hand made, they each show minor variations to each other, they all have a slight pink hew in the metal which can only be seen in certain low lights. They have a patterned moulded top edge, Gadrooned bottom border to the main body. A gadrooned double baluster stem, one baluster on top of another upside down. Circular raised domed foot with a shallow step on top surface, and a concave underside with star rising up to a central point. Suggest they have been made about mid – century. When made and after joining the three sections together for each one the visible moulded join marks are very successfully polished out by reheating the item and smoothing joints out when hot, so in this case there are no join marks showing on the main body for example.
Condition. Because the metal used to make these Celery Vases is Soda Glass there are a few minor impurities showing in the metal and because their ‘hardness value’ would reveal them to be ‘soft’ to wear, unlike Diamonds which would be very ‘hard’ to wear, there are a few minor grazes to be seen. There is aged wear around the high points of their underside footrims. All these points are normal signs of wear and tear for much Antique Glass and can be useful signs of aged wear which aids their dating. The vase which displays the weakest top edge moulding has an internal fracture, see pic 4, perhaps from a body blow or internal stresses. None of these issues spoils their display qualities.
Sizes. 8, 15/16ths high - top 4” dia. – base dia 4, 1/8th. Weight. an av. of 817gms.