This is a Bohemian art glass vase that is made of blue glass, sometimes called opaline and sometimes called Bristol, though more towards the opaline as you can see through the body of the glass. The date is circa 1890.
If you like this type of glass, do a search in my shop for the word opaline, or enameled.
The vase is 14 ¾” high and 5” wide at the upper belly.
The front of the vase is hand enameled, and well executed, with a bird perched on a twig and reaching towards a hovering butterfly. The stems are long with flowers and buds and leaves; the predominant flower is like a daisy with white petals and a yellow middle. There is another spray of foliage on the back side of the vase. Around the foot and around the neck is hand enameled a garland of colorful leaves and tiny sprays of delicate flowers.
There was gold trim at one time, however it is mostly worn away, not that it matters because the glass and the painting is quite beautiful. There was gold trim around the rim, neck, base and foot.
There are no chips, nicks or cracks. There is some estate goop on the underside bottom, and the interior edge of the underside bottom is rough to the touch because it wasn’t ground smooth during the glassmaking process, so like a nibbling of small nicks but due to the glassmaking more than to use and wear.
The rim is flat and beveled slightly on the outside, but not the inside.
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