This is a Bohemian art glass vase; the glass is cranberry or pale ruby. The date is the end of the 19th century or the beginning of the 20th century, circa 1900.
The vase is about 6 ¾” high and about 3 ½” wide at the body.
The shape has four pinched sides, a round foot, and a slender neck flaring out to a wider mouth.
The rim is polished flat; it is very slightly beveled on the inside and beveled wider on the outside.
The pontil is round, slightly concave and polished smooth, with the exception of some raised dots in the center that may be a maker’s mark or just a residual effect of the break-off point.
The decoration is one of a pen and ink sketch drawing, outlined in black, and subtly washed in gold. On one side are two large birds, probably geese, with wings outspread in flight, with water and plants below. There are flowers on large stems on another side with a bug overhead. The third side shows another flying bird, along with a flying bug with water and foliage below. The fourth side shows a dragonfly hovering over the water and foliage. Where there is water shown, the artist sketched fishes. There are wavy lines in the sky to represent more birds flying in the distance.
There are no chips, cracks or nicks. The gold trim on the mouth shows a lot of wear. There is discoloration on the bottom inside of the vase. The bottom underside shows a lot of scratches and wear. The outside of the vase has an iridescent type of finish and going towards the bottom the finish shows a crackling effect that can be seen with a magnifying glass.
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