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Fine Antique Nineteenth Century French Blue Opaline Vase
This is a beautiful, old example of blue opaline, dating from 1860-1890. It originates from France.
A mold was used to form this piece, delicate mold seams are apparent on the front and back of the hand. The elegantly depicted lady's hand gracefully holds a fluted vase. The base is oval, the lace cuff of the lady's dress attaches joins it to the beautiful hand. The cornucopia shaped vase has a ring of dots around the center and flowing, deep flutes at the top rim.
The measurements are: 8 1/4" tall, 4" in diameter across the top rim, 3 1/8" x 3" (the base). The vase is in very good antique condition, with no noticeable cracks or chips. The base has a little discoloration from sitting on a table which was varnished in the past. There are darker stripes in the glass on the bottom, these are discoloration in the glass as it was poured and not cracks.
Three pink roses would be absolutely divine, or it makes a lovely jewelry display with cascading pearls or paste jewelry.
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