This is a beautiful pair of late 19th century English art glass mantel vases. The date is circa 1890.
The vases are about 10” high and about 4 ¾” wide at the body.
The interior glass is cranberry or pale ruby with streaks of mica that looks like gold glitter, and colors of amber, yellow and brown; the outside layer is clear glass. The glass is similar to vasa murrhina, which is American, or an English type of spangle glass.
The shape is round going up to a neck.
The mouth is a crimped amber glass trail.
Each base has six round petal feet of the same amber glass. The pontil is round and ground smooth, and is part of the applied amber glass on the bottom. The vase on the left has some rough glass on the pontil, even though the pontil is ground smooth, and is probably due to some chipping from age.
There are no chips or cracks other than the roughness on the one pontil that I already mentioned. There are a few small air bubbles. The bottoms show some scratches due to age and wear.
There are no maker’s marks.
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