This is a cased Bohemian art glass vase with hand enameling dating to the 19th century, circa 1885.
The vase has a round belly and a stick neck, with a round foot. It is 11 1/8” high and 3 ½” wide at the belly.
The inside layer of glass is a solid white opal. The outer layer is unusual, pink at the bottom that shades to an orange color – not red – on the neck, similar to Peachblow.
The hand enameling is raised from the vase and shows blossoms in white and purple with yellow middles. There are large leaves that are gray, orange and smaller leaves that are blue, all on a long branch with side twigs. There is some grassy foliage too, in shades of pink and white.
The rim is polished flat. There is no beveling. There is gold trim on the rim that shows wear. There is another line of gold trim around the top of the neck and around the foot.
The pontil has a slight punched-in impression, not a round polished indentation. There is a hand enameled number 3. There is also the estate owner’s Oregon driver’s license etched into the bottom.
There is estate dirt inside the vase that I could not get out. There are no nicks, chips or cracks, however there is some discoloration on the interior white glass at the mouth.
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