Featured Elegant Hand-Painted Pair of ... <shrugs>

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Flashback, Sep 7, 2023.

  1. Flashback

    Flashback Active Member

    Other than "old," I'm at a loss as to date/era and country of origin.

    I'm not sure what function they serve, if anything other than decorative. They stand 8-1/2" high, with a rim diameter of 3", and 1" in diameter where the base and upper portions meet.

    Your seasoned input would be much appreciated!


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  2. *crs*

    *crs* Hippy Dippy Antiquer

    Best guess they are Bohemian late 1800's but couldn't tell you which company. I have one in mind but it would be a WAG (wild a** guess) :)
  3. Flashback

    Flashback Active Member

    Thanks for chiming in, Carl.
    Any thoughts as to what they would be used for, assuming they're intended for any use at all? (The 1" diameter is, of course, from the outside, so inside is too small for pretty much anything.)
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  4. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Flowers would be my guess. They are lovely.So are your pics !
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  5. *crs*

    *crs* Hippy Dippy Antiquer

    Yep, I would say vases also
  6. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    They may have just been mantel decorations as they are without anything in them.
  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    They wouldn't hold candles?

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  8. Flashback

    Flashback Active Member

    I suppose they could hold thin tapers, but given the narrowness of the upper body, I'd be concerned that the heat would compromise the cranberry finish, the rest of the decoration, and/or the glass itself.
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  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Good point.

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  10. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Those are beautiful @Flashback :)

    I'm with @*crs* for Bohemian, my first thought was Moser, just a guess going from the colour:) Or maybe Harrach, again just a guess

    I'm with Peggy on mantel decorations:)

    here is a great site on Bohemian glass if you want to poke around
  11. silverbell

    silverbell Well-Known Member

    Bohemian, and mantel decorations.

    Of my grandmother's houseful of antiques, the ONLY thing she ever warned me not to touch was a pair of lamps decorated exactly like the above, except they were green, and the shape, of course, was different. Hers lived elegantly on either side of her baby grand.


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  12. ascot

    ascot Well-Known Member

    Holly, if you haven't already, try the FB Bohemian glass 1750-1940 Discussion Group. They seem to be expert at IDing makers.
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