A relatively rare garniture of three floral and pomegranate enamelled and jewelled buff or light peach coloured opaque glass vases, of inverted baluster form on a domed foot. The two smaller vases have an elongated trumpet shaped neck and the larger vase has a short neck with a high domed cover or lid with spire finial. The vases date to the third quarter of the 19th century during the Victorian period around 1870, most probably made in the Bohemia, now the Czech Republic, however, some dealers and collectors may possibly describe these as Bristol Glass.
This pretty set each have a similar enamelled image of a large purple petalled poppy with a pink centre and purple stamens. Three petals on this large flower on each vase have been further decorated with a floral shaped applied glass "jewel". Beneath the large purple flower, which could be a genus of the pomegranate flower, are what we believe to be pomegranates amongst large green and brown leaves. There are a number of smaller orange petalled flowers with dark green leaves interspersed within the design. There are traces of gilding within the decoration.
This type of garniture of vases was often made to sit on mantle shelves or side boards, they are highly decorative and a very collectable antique set. There are no maker marks, the pair do have a painted number 17 on the base, the number 7 being a European continental one with a line through the vertical upright, indicating a Bohemian origin.
The vases are all in good antique condition without chips, cracks nor restoration. There are tooling marks and bubble inclusions from manufacture. There is wear to the gilding. There are scratches and wear to the bases commensurate with age and use.
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Height Largest 14 1/2 inches ( 37 cm)
Body diameter 5.6 inches ( 14.2 cm)
Height Pair 11 inches ( 28 cm)
Body diameter 5.1 inches (12.9 cm)
Weight 2.089 Kg total unpacked