This is a set of Bohemian art glass mantel garniture set from the 19th century, circa 1880. There are light glares in the photos, which show as white spots.
There are three vases. The middle vase has a lid, and can be used to hold the cremated remains of a loved one, human or pet, and the two side vases hold fresh or dried flower arrangements.
The glass is a beige or light brown, yet clear enough to see your hand through the glass when holding one of the vases. The vases are most likely mold blown.
The center vase is 18 ½” tall to the top of the finial of the lid and 7 ½” wide at the belly. The side vases are 12 ½” high and 6” wide at the belly.
The middle vase shows a hand painted scene of a lady kneeling in a garden holding a bow and arrow that belongs to a cherub, or cherubim, or Cupid. The cherub is depicted as a naked young boy with wings.
The vase on the right is a hand painted scene of a young woman standing in a doorway with a small white dog at her feet.
The vase on the left is a hand painted scene of a young woman leaning against a stone garden wall, looking at a bird taking off in flight.
There are additional brown scrolls painted on each vase.
The gold trim is mostly worn away due to age. The middle vase, under the lid, on the rim there is a small flake or chip. The vases have a few flaws in the glass, part of the original glassmaking process; the glassmaking flaws are not significant is the respect that none of them damaged the integrity of such an old set; the flaws show as small discolorations in the glass, bumps and indentations.
The rims are polished flat. The bottoms are flat and slightly indented in the middle.
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