This is an English art glass vase, dating to the last part of the 19th century, circa 1890.
The vase is 12 1/8" high, 6" wide at the mouth and 7 1/4" wide at the belly, so a substantial vase for display.
The shape is unusual. The lower belly is pushed in at three symmetrical places, and again towards the top in three places so as to form a neck that shapes into a mouth.
The glass is streaked with color splashes on opposing sides; the front and back has dark burgundy red color splashes and the sides have amber color splashes. The splashes show as globules of color, a technique that I believe the glass blowers in France invented. The base color of the glass is amber.
The front of the face has a handpainted enameled bird in flight, enameled in gold, with some gold missing. There are gold leaves and stems, and raised white and pink and yellow enamel to form flower blossoms. There is wear to the gold foliage also.
The mouth is a tri-fold due to the pushed in neck, and the rim is round, not ground flat.
The pontil is round, indented and ground smooth except for one abraded line in the pontil. Additionally the bottoms shows some scratches and wear due to age. The glass has some air bubbles.
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