This is a pair of large Bohemian Moser art glass vases. The age is circa 1890 to 1905.
Each vase is approximately 15 ½” high and 8 ¼” wide. The total weight for both vases is approximately 7 ½ pounds.
The color of the glass is difficult to describe; perhaps it is a brown-gray. I took photos of the vases against different colors of a background so the color might be more obvious. I don’t think the color is amethyst.
The vases are slightly paneled with a tall wide neck and a round foot. The edges of the mouth are polished and slightly beveled, or chamfered, on each side which is how Moser finished most of their glass production and is one way to determine the difference between Moser glass and Harrach glass.
The enameled aquatic sea life is symmetrical on each vase, and you can see these vases are to function as a matching pair, perhaps for a mantel in a sea side home. On the bottom of each vase is a large strand of reddish-orange coral, alongside an oval sea shell. Going up the vase, there are more enameled sea critters, in shells, or floating like a jellyfish. If you look at the brown creature with the extended tail, you can see it has two eyes in the front, which I don’t think is an accurate depiction of marine life, so it must be an artistic expression. At the top are beautiful floating water lilies and other blossoms. There are horizontal lines to depict the water. The back of the vases have a few more enameled green water leaves and white pods.
The gold trim around the edges shows a lot of wear.
There are glass bubbles and dimples in the glass, which might mean the glass originates in Meierhoffen.
The bottoms are slightly concave. There are scratches in the glass from use and age.
There are no chips, nicks or cracks.
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