This is a Bohemian art glass vase with a satin finish and hand enameled in white, sometimes known as Florentine Cameo, emulating the masterful English cameo glass pieces from the same time period. The color of the glass is beautiful and quite different. The date is circa 1890.
The vase is 7 ½” high and 3 ¼” wide at the upper body. The shape is cylindrical with a short wide neck.
The front of the vase has white long stems, leaves and a honeysuckle type of tubular blossom. There are bands of white around the neck and repeated at the foot.
The color of the glass is best described as a honey-orange. It isn’t amber or yellow or orange, but another color entirely. And the outside of the vase is satin. You can view this color in the book by Ray & Lee Grover titled “Art Glass Nouveau” on pages 174 and 175, Plates 324 – 326, showing English glass, but the same color.
On the bottom you can see a layer of clear glass.
The rim is polished flat with some nicking nibbling around the interior edge that doesn’t show in the photos but can be felt with the fingers and seen with the naked eye. The bottom is polished flat with the number 50 over a very slight indentation from the pontil. There is a spot of white missing from one leaf on the body of the vase. There are a few small air bubbles.
There are no chips or cracks.
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