This is a Bohemian art glass vase and hand enameled in white, sometimes known as Florentine Cameo, emulating the masterful English cameo glass pieces from the same time period. The date is circa 1890.
The vase is 10 3/8” high and 4 ¾” wide at the body.
The color is close to honey amber but with a different tint to it. The glass is thin, so it is difficult to determine the color. You can see this color of glass, in the book by Ray & Lee Grover titled “Art Glass Nouveau” on page 172, Plates 316 and 318. The photos shows English glass, but it is the same color as this vase.
The shape is bulbous with a short tapered neck. The rim is polished flat with no bevels on either side.
The white enamel is on the front and sides of the vase. There are two hovering butterflies, large flowers with many petals, a thick branch, twigs and large leaves. There is white around the rim, the lower neck and the base. There is wear to the white at the mouth, a little bit on the neck and some wear to the leaves towards the bottom of the vase.
There are no nicks, chips or cracks. However there are air bubbles and bumps in the glass, not too many, but they are there. Inside the neck, in one small area, and which I show in a photo marked in red, there is something on the glass, like almost another layer of glass just in that area, or some type of odd estate debris; I did not try to scrub it off.
The pontil is indented and smooth, with the number 10 hand enameled over the pontil. Near the pontil are lines in the glass, which is a rough spot from the glassmaking process, and not a post-production injury.
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