This clear glass vase is 12 ¼" high, 6 ½" wide at the mouth, 5 ½" wide at the belly, yet it weighs less than 2 pounds. This means the glass is quite light for the size of the vase, which makes the glass delicate and beautiful. It is true of much of the glass produced by the 19th century glassmakers and that is the older glass is light.
The age of this vase is circa 1890.
The shape of the vase is a bulbous lower belly and a long wide neck. The mouth has shallow crimps and the rim is round. The glass is clear and untouched on the belly. On the neck, the glass is rippled and there are engraved or etched leaves with curling ribbons.
The pontil is deep, round and polished.
There are no nicks, chips or cracks. The bottom underside has a lot of scratches and shows the wear of the years. There is a tiny scratch on the belly that is impossible to photograph.