Bohemian Czech Mint Green Opaline Art Glass Vase 12 ¾” Hand Enameled Brown & White Scene Sail Boat Flowers c 1890 - image 1 of 10


This is a Bohemian Czech art glass vase. The maker is unknown. The date is circa 1890.

The glass is opaline or a type of glass similar to opaline, as you can see your hand through the glass when you hold it up and peer down into the interior. The color is unusual, a mint green, though in some light the color looks more blue-green, and in other light more green.

The vase is 12 ¾” high. The belly is oval and is 4 ½” long and 2 ½” wide from front-to-back. The foot is round with a stem under the belly and the neck goes up from the belly and widens at the mouth. The rim is polished flat. There is a rough pontil mark on the bottom of the foot.

The decoration on the front of the vase is painted in brown, and is one of mountains and buildings next to a lake or river or sea, with a sailboat. Up the right side, in the foreground, in white enamel, are long stemmed flowers with large leaves. Smaller flowers go up the left side. To the right of the flowers is some gold paint, which is mostly worn away due to age and handling, and this was may have originally been a butterfly. Around the neck is a gold band with a lot of gold wear. There are lines of white beading around the neck and the foot. On the back are sprays of leaves and buds.

Inside the mouth, next to the rim, is a nick in the glass, with some discoloration, and this may be due to a burst air bubble. There are no other nicks, chips or cracks. The bottom shows a lot of wear due to age.

Art Glass, Bohemian Glass, Opaline Glass
Brown, Green, White
Czech Republic • Czech
Vases, Urns

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