Delicate, intricate, hand-blown matched pair of vases that show an egret in water surrounded by water plants. They have a warm inner glow when light passes through.
A pair of translucent glass vases that have been blown into molds. The bodies have been painted in white enamel in a design of egrets in water with water plants surrounding them. There is definitely a front and back view. The back having a single sprig of grass. The vase shape is one of a small mouth, long neck and pear shape body. They have a shallow foot with a ground pantile on the base. They have been decorated with gilding at the mouth, and foot.
The number “21” is handwritten using black enamel on one vase and the number “34” on the other.
7 ½” (19.0 cm) tall x 3 ¼” (8.3 cm) diameter. Weighs 15.1 oz (430 g)
There are no cracks, chips, or breaks. There is wear to the gilding, particularly on the foot ring. There is also some wear to the gilding on the mouth.
I love the egret design which you mainly see in the late 19th century. This pair would be at home with shabby chic, Victorian, traditional, or even an eclectic style. They would be excellent in a window with light passing through. They are delicate and small works of the glass maker’s art.