BRISTOL GLASS, GOOD LUCK VASE, TALL FOOTED RUFFLED~~~~~
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For Sale I have a lovely vase made in England at the latter part of the Nineteenth Century or early 20th. This Type of Glass is called "Bristol Glass" and it was very popular during the Victorian Era. The Vase is a very Pleasing Shape. It has a Round Applied Foot with a Spectacular Ruffled top.
The Vase depicts an enameled pattern of a Horse Shoe with an Gold Enamel Flower and Ribbon within. The Flower has 4 Petals and kind of resembles a Clover. Another symbol of Good Luck. There is Fern like Garland with tiny White Floral accents. This is set against a Satin Matte White background Glass. The Ruffled top displays wonderfully crimped Cranberry Folds. The Bottom or the Applied Round foot is a custard yellow in color.
The Vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips, nicks or dings. There is minimal Enamel Loss and I mean Minimal!! These type vases were extremely popular as they were imported from England and Sold for affordable amounts. Usually when they are found there is damage. These Vases are extremely light in weight and are very Fragile. The enameling is usually worn off from too much cleaning. This is NOT THE CASE with this piece. The Vase is unsigned but you can see the rough Pontil Scar on the bottom. This is typical of Bristol Vases. They didn't take the time to polish and counter sink them. This took too much time and was to costly. I want to point out that the ruffled vase usually are all White like the body of the Glass. You almost never see these with a Cranberry Ruffles. This is what makes this quite unique from the other ruffled vases.
Those of you who collect Bristol Vases and want an excellent example of enameling and form will surely welcome this into their collection. This piece was made Circa 1860-1910.
BRIEF HISTORY:Bristol Glass is named after one of the areas in England where the glass was originally made. Other areas of England that produced this type of glass are Sunderland, Stourbridge, Newcastle, Chepstow, Warrington and Birmingham. Production is believed to have originated in the Bowles factory in Southwork, Bristol in the 1700s.
These mold blown vessels made of semi-opaque and opalescent glass are rich in color and decoration. Although milk glass (aka white opaque glass) is the most common, other colors were also popular, primarily muted, paler shades. The glass is usually decorated with bright enameling and gold trim depicting naturalistic Art Nouveau themes; foliage, birds, and flowers, and Bristol products include jars, decanters, beakers, salts, flowerpots, mugs, sauce boats, lampshades, ewers, dresser sets, pitchers, smoke bells, ring trees, and Victorian vases.
Shipping:Negotiated with Seller
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- Type / Pattern
- GOOD LUCK SYMBOLS VASE
- BRISTOL GLASS
- Width: 4.5 inches
- Height: 11 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 0 pound