This is a French white opaline art glass vase that was hand painted in the 19th century, circa 1860 to 1870. The French had a region of glass makers that produced white opaline art glass, and this glass was decorated with scenes or foliage.
The vase is 13” high and 5 ½” wide at the foot.
The scene on the front of the vase shows two children dressed in warm winter clothing, including hand muffs, and they have a small brown puppy dog that is wearing a winter sweater. The scene is outline is raised yellow enamel with some stars. The base and neck are painted in shades of green. The body of the vase is painted in a pale green verging to an eggshell color.
The rim is flat. There is one edge chip or flake that was painted over by the original artist. There are five other obvious nicks or abrasions on the mouth and I show them in the photos.
The bottom is smooth and slightly indented.
The inside and outside of the vase shows some dirt from the estate. The raised enamel trim shows some wear. This is a very old painted vase. The painted glass vases this old usually don’t last, given the fragility of glass, so despite the flaws on the rim, this is a nice piece that is perfect for a large floral arrangement if you like old hand painted French glass. And it looks old too.
There are no other nicks, chips or cracks.
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