This is an English art glass vase with six lobes or sides. The glass is satin, an inner casing of white, a middle layer of blue, and an outer clear layer. The date is the 19th century, circa 1885.
The vase is 9” high and 5 ½” wide.
When you hold the vase, you can see your hand through all of the layers of glass.
The artist painted a bird in shades of gold with black, with tall stems, twigs and leaves. The drawing on the vase is similar in look to the pen and ink scene sketches found on some glass.
The rim is round with faded gold trim.
The pontil is round, slightly indented, and polished smooth. There is a number hand enameled in black on the bottom of C.245.
Inside the vase there is estate residue that I was unable to get out. There is a line in the white glass in the interior, up one angled lobe, near the bottom, and it is dark and appears to have been there for a lot of years. I couldn’t get the camera positioned to take a close-up photo. The line is in the white glass only. There are no chips or nicks, just the one line inside that I mentioned.
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