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Author Topic: Enamelled Glass....Who, When & what?  (Read 580 times)

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Offline jal

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Enamelled Glass....Who, When & what?
« on: April 18, 2008, 07:20:52 PM »
    Hi, I have today purchased the vase in the picture, for no other reason than I liked it.   The seller did not know a lot about it, but believed it to be victorian, and enamelled.   it is made of white glass, cased in yellow, which is primrose at the base, turning to near orange at the top. There are no signatures or marks, and the base is concave. There are very good, white, believed to be enamelled flowers & leaves , [possibly dog rose or perennial geraniums], and a row of tiny white dots around the top. It is 8" tall, & a max. of 4" diam.   
    I would be very grateful for any idea of who made it,  when, and is it actually enamelled?

   Many thanks,    John    [jal]

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Re: Enamelled Glass....Who, When & what?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 07:35:35 PM »
Very very nice. I would say it was enamelled and Victorian. They're not dog roses, they could be buttercups though. I might even speculate as to it being English but.. Does it glow bright green under a UV light, there looks to be a hint of green at the base?

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Re: Enamelled Glass....Who, When & what?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 07:53:01 PM »
  Hi Christine, thanks for the quick reply.   The base, and higher up the back is more of the primrose colour. Unfortunately I don't possess an ultra violet light, perhaps this will have to be a future purchase.
   
  Many thanks,     John.

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Re: Enamelled Glass....Who, When & what?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2008, 10:03:07 PM »
I think a lot of this type of work with white enamel, meant to imitate cameo glass, was done in Bohemia.  Revi refers to it as "Florentine Art Cameo" or "Lace-De-Boheme-Cameo."
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Re: Enamelled Glass....Who, When & what?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2008, 01:12:08 AM »
Leland Marple in his book Phoenix Art Glass speculates that a lot of them were made by Phoenix as a much more affordable alternative to the real cameo glass.

They've also been called Pseudo and Faux Cameo depending on the source.

I've had some marked Florentine Art Cameo and some identical yet unmarked.

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