Pair Green Opaque Uranium Glass Tulip Shaped Mantle Lustre Vases Victorian
A pair of elegant green opaque uranium glass tulip shaped mantle lustre vases with faceted cut glass prismatic lead crystal droppers, dating from the Victorian period around 1870, probably made in the Stourbridge in England.
These very pretty petal rimmed tulip shaped bowl columnar stemmed vases have been gilded. They are made of uranium glass which fluoresces under ultra violet light (black light) Please see image number 8. 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.
They are in good antique condition, one of the vases has a short tight crack by a petal and the other has a bubble inclusion in the stem and a small chip to the foot. There is wear to the gilding, some of the droppers have very minor chips and some have been rewired. A beautiful and highly collectable pair of antique mantle lustres.
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Height 10.75 inches ( 27 cm)
Body diameter 4.5 inches (11.5 cm)
Weight 1.597 Kg total unpacked