This is a pair of Bohemian art glass vases dating to the end of the 19th century, circa 1890.
The vases are 10 ¼” high and 5 ½” wide at the belly.
The glass appears to be mold blown. It is a brown color. You can see your hands through the glass when you hold it up to the light, so though the glass looks solid, there is still some transparency.
The shape is bulbous with a round foot. At the neck there is a wide band that is blown out.
Each vase is signed on the bottom with the monogram of the Bohemian decorator or painter. This is not the monogram for the glassmaker. The glassmaker is unknown. The monogram is PK or perhaps APK.
Each hand painted vase is decorated with orange flowers outlined in raised gold enamel, shaded brown leaves, and long brown stems outlined in gold. There is green enamel and gold trim around the mouth and foot, and thin lines of green enamel around the neck.
The rim is polished flat. There are a few pinprick nicks on the rims, what we call fleabites, too small to be viewed in a photo.
The bottoms are indented, round and smooth. The artist’s monogram is hand painted in the middle of each bottom. The bottoms show age wear.
There is some wear to the gold trim. There is one indentation on the edge foot of one vase that the artist enameled over, and I show it in a photo.
There is some estate dirt remaining inside the vases. There are no chips, nicks or cracks, other than the pinpricks that I mentioned.
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