This is an absolutely charming vintage, petite; majolica vase lavishly decorated with a whimsical light green butterfly and a bouquet of colorful flowers against a vivid deep rose glaze inside and out, accented with a strip of sand majolica on the base. This exquisite little vase appears to be signed with a gold stamp and we were unable to make out the lettering or the symbol of what might be a maker's mark.
This fabulous majolica vase weighs 3.8 ounces is 3 ½ inches tall, is 3 inches wide at the body topped 1 ¾ inch diameter vase neck, and the base is 2 inches in diameter.
It is important to note that this remarkable vintage petite majolica vase came from the private collection of the internationally renowned collector Dorothy-Lee Jones, creator and driving force behind the Jones Museum of Glass & Ceramics in Sebago, Maine. This non-profit, publically supported museum was unique for many reasons including its focus on teaching about all aspects of glass making and history in addition to its eclectic and internationally known collection. The museum had strong ties to such organizations as the Smithsonian, Corning Museum of Glass, Philadelphia Art Museum and several others. Sadly the museum, established in 1978, filed for bankruptcy in 2005.
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