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I just put this on here for fun really.  I'm supposed to be doing other boring things :)
 I'm not too bothered who made it but thoughts would be nice :)

I'm very fond of these vases and this type of cased old glass - they are all different, all have white interiors, but are top quality and quite heavy for size.  As an example the red Carnelian vase weighs about 1lb or just under 1/2kg, compared to the opaque 'Bohemian' vases enamelled with flowers, often sold as 'Bristol enamelled vase', of the same size that weighs just 200grms.

This yellow ball vase is mould blown I thought from the top,  with an impeccably neat base (matt ring of wear around the outer edge) but has a firepolished rim.  Perhaps it was freeblown? The white interior is thick and is uranium glass. The rim measures 3.5-4mm  The gilding is sadly worn to a shadow as it would have looked stupendous when it was new. 
It's a large piece at 5 3/4" tall (14.5cm) by 6 1/4 diameter (16cm ).
The yellow is a true perfect yellow, not caramel or amberish
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All great pieces,any chance of a close up on the ball vase enamel work,I should be doing boring stuff also,promised to do some sewing! :o :o ;D ;D


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close ups  and thanks :)
The gilding or what's left of it, goes all round the vase in branches and leaves.  There are groups of the white enamel (which I think is quite old) flowers all round as well with the odd falling petal here and there.  There should have been a gilded ring around the neck of the rim and on the rim.  The one on the rim is mostly gone, the one around the neck is faintly mostly there.


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Somehow it doesn't scream Bohemia to me but... (PS I have just done a bit more editing but no HW)


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 ;D
oh... hmmm, perhaps I just wrongly veered straight to Bohemian in my thoughts because  I had a huge black enamelled vase that had masses of flowers all over and had the falling petals.  Whilst that was a good quality vase, this is one step up I think and is of the same quality as the Loetz Marmoriertes, that kind of weight and finish etc.
Were you thinking maybe English?
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Maybe  ???


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This has some similarities in terms of the way the vase is made and cased.
It is identified as Thomas Webb but no reference - the decoration is different - it's gilding is superb and no white enamel, but there are definite similarities with the body of the vase.
http://www.rubylane.com/item/365154-RL-320/English-Webb-Small-Art-Glass
could my yellow ball vase be Thomas Webb at all?  or is that out of the question for any reason?
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It's only my opinion but I doubt the red one is Webbs the quality of the enamel work is not fine enough and the finish to the base,the yellow one looks more Bohemian,French maybe but I have been known to be wrong :o on occasions! ;D ;D


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Well I thought both might be Harrach maybe  :-\
However is that mayfly on the red one a known Harrach 'emblem'.  Have you seen anything like that on Webb pieces?  I only know about the butterfly?
I might have to trawl some books again.
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Webb is a bit of a catchall in the US. I would say that perhaps the red one is not Webb. I'd be interested to see what is under the gilding. A lot of the Bohemian gilding is raised by yellow piping, whereas English gilding often seems to use something dark

 

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