This beautiful pair of antique Victorian Opaline and Uranium glass vases, each with twelve prism cut crystal glass spear droppers. These very stylish glass vases showcase the skills of the expert glass blower and glass cutters art. The vases each have a small domed foot, with a flattened knopped base to the long cylindrical body with rounded ends. There is a ring knopped top to the body, that joins the long narrow trumpet form top, which has a turn over petal cut rim.
The foot, body, and neck are made of opaque opaline or opalescent glass. The turnover petalled rim is made of fluorescent green uranium glass, which fluoresces under ultra violet light (black light) Please see image number 12. This type of vase was often made to sit on mantle shelves and the glass droppers reflected the light in the room. They are highly decorative and very collectable antiques.There are twelve prism cut glass lustre droppers with "spear" ends suspended on small wires from twelve octagonal prism cut drops, that also hang by brass wires, from holes drilled in the uranium glass in between each petal.
These highly decorative lustre vases were most probably made in the Victorian period circa 1870 in Stourbridge, then Worcestershire, now the West Midlands, in England in the United Kingdom. This original handmade pair are true antiques. They weigh 2912 grams unpacked and measure approximately 9 5/8 inches (24.3 cm) in height, 4 1/4 inches (10.8 cm) in diameter. .
The vases are in good antique condition, There are the inevitable minor knocks and marks on the lustre droppers. One vase has a crack above one of the dropper holes on the petalled rim. The other has a petal on the rim chipped off and it is missing. The point of one of the lustre droppers has been broken off and is missing and one other lustre has been chipped and the piece glued back in place. The lustres still display very well. Please see the images.
Perfect for collectors of Victorian-era glassware or those who appreciate the beauty of handmade craftsmanship, these vases are sure to be a striking addition to any home decor