This is a gorgeous Thomas Webb art glass vase. The date is 19th century, circa 1886 to 1888.
The vase is 3 ½" high and 2 ¾" wide.
The color is an off-white, or ivory, almost yellow, merging into shades of pink. It is extremely lovely. The finish is glossy.
As you look at the photos, note how along the rim the color goes from the pale yellow or ivory, then there is a faint line of pink around the edge.
The hand painting is done by Jules Barbe, identified as such by a collector, and the pattern is believed to be Barbe's "Grapes" , rather than one of the "Ivy" patterns. There are large leaves, painted in shades green and brown. There is a cluster of red berries or grapes dangling from a branch. The painting goes around three sides of the vase, and leaves a part of one side without any decoration.
The rim is folded out slightly, in somewhat of a tri-foil shape.
The bottom is polished smooth.
There are no chips or cracks. There is a faint line of black discoloration at one spot on the interior rim that is due to the glass making process. There are a few tiny indentations in the glass under the rim on the outside and it is part of the glass making process.
You can view more Webb Burmese glass painted by Jules Barbe in the book "British Glass 1800-1914" by Charles R. Hajdamach on page 317
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