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Large Antique Victorian Bristol Glass Vase With Hand Painted Flowers & Ruffled Rim

Large Antique Victorian Bristol Glass Vase With Hand Painted Flowers & Ruffled Rim
Item# BristolVase
$44.99
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The famed original Bristol glass was manufactured in Bristol, England throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. These masterfully crafted pieces were favored for their finely hand painted botanical motifs, and the rarer bird and insect. Popular, and in high demand, glass makers throughout Europe, recognizing the opportunity to sell their wares, mass produced and exported their mold blown, semi-opaque wares to Victorian America parlour. The skill levels of the hand painted designs on these pieces ranged wildly. This newer glass has become known to modern collectors as Victorian Bristol glass.

Our lovely Large Antique Victorian Bristol Glass Vase With Hand Painted Flowers & Ruffled Rim is among one of these latter treasures. Large and curvaceous, this Large Antique Victorian Bristol Glass Vase With Hand Painted Flowers & Ruffled Rim is made from creamy, semi-opaque white glass, and stands 12-1/4" tall, with a base 4" in diameter. The irregular ruffles of the rim - which are common with antique blown glass - measure 4-1/4" in diameter. The body of the Large Antique Victorian Bristol Glass Vase With Hand Painted Flowers & Ruffled Rim at its widest point spans 6-3/4". Several layers of paint create depth and dimension on this wonderful Large Antique Victorian Bristol Glass Vase With Hand Painted Flowers & Ruffled Rim. Two large burgundy flowers and four slender buds hang from lavish vegetation created from green paints ranging from deep and dark, to pale and muted. The leaves are further embellished with a final layer of white which adds increased dimension. The background of the body of the Large Antique Victorian Bristol Glass Vase With Hand Painted Flowers & Ruffled Rim is painted in muted yellow, with a brown wash that has worn off in spots, the effect being that of an old patina. The base, neck and mouth of the Large Antique Victorian Bristol Glass Vase With Hand Painted Flowers & Ruffled Rim are unpainted, the white glass a stark contrast to the Victorian era paint tones. A hand finished band of gold paint adorns the base, and two areas along the neck. A band of gold paint had once embellished the outside edge of the ruffled rim, and although it has mostly been worn away, is still visible in a few spots. The base sports a very rough pontil.

This Large Antique Victorian Bristol Glass Vase With Hand Painted Flowers & Ruffled Rim is among one of the largest specimens I have seen from this era and would be a wonderful addition to your Victorian glass collection!