A very decorative pair of antique Victorian opaline or cased uranium satin glass jugs or ewer vases in a footed, lobed amphora shape. This lovely pair of vases are made of pale green matt or satin glass over a white ground. The glass fluoresces under UV light, showing it to be uranium glass - see images. They date from the 19th century in the Victorian period around 1870, probably made in the Stourbridge in England.
The vases have clear frosted glass handles and have been hand painted in enamels with birds - they look like finches - and delicate grasses with clear glass bead decoration. One vase has been used much more than the other as the decoration is faded or rubbed, particularly the grasses. They are a handed pair so face inwards to each other - perfect for displaying on a mantelpiece, for example.
The are in good condition apart from the rubbing to one, there are no chips cracks nor restoration
Height 8.5 inches ( 21.6 cm)Body diameter 3 inches (7.6 cm)Weight 0.832 Kg total unpacked
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