This is a beautiful, brilliant red Czech glass vase. It is made of red glass that has been cased in an outer layer of clear glass, giving it a glowing luster. The red glass has darker swirls here and there. The top is shaped like an open flower, with a black rim. An applied black snake winds its way up the center of the vase. The base is marked Made in Czechoslovakia – the stamp is hard to see unless it is held just right.
SIZE: Height is about 9 1/4 inches (at the highest point). Diameter at the top is 5 3/4 inches and at the bottom is just over 3 inches.
CONDITION: There are a few small air bubbles in the glass. There are some darker lines at the top – some seen on the outside and some on the insider. We believe these are stretch marks from when the glass was pulled into the flower shape as nothing can be felt on the glass. There is a small rough spot at the outside of the top where the black rim didn’t quite fit over the rim of the bottom part; a bit of the clear glass rim sticks out very slightly from the applied black glass. The applied snake is perfect, which is often not the case.
Overall this vase is in very good condition, with no chips or cracks.