This is a 19th century epergne art glass vase made by Thomas Webb in England for the James W Tufts silver company in America. The glass is Burmese, which shows the colors of pink and yellow. This glass can sometimes get confused with the Mt. Washington glass company, who also made Burmese glass; however Tufts had a contract with Webb and imported their glass for the silver plate pieces they produced. The date is 1875 to 1891.
The base is triple plate silver, with tarnish, patina and wear. Metal is not my specialty, so please look at the photos carefully.
The piece is 9 ¼” high and 8 ¼” wide.
It is a tray, resting on a footed stand, with a cherub at one end and a flower at the other end.
The glass has no chips, nicks or cracks. There are some black flecks on the inside of the vase and the interior bottom has some estate dirt, accumulated over the years. I will leave it to the buyer to polish the silver plate and clean the glass.
The lettering on the underside reads as J.W. Tufts, followed by Boston, followed by Triple Plate. There is a number 1119. There may be a symbol to the left of the lettering.
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