Antique ENGLISH Victorian Pink Opalescent Vaseline Glass Epergne 23 RIGOREE likely made by THOMAS WEBB & SONS. A Stunning ENGLISH Victorian Uranium OPALESCENT Glass Epergne c1870 How good is this.. It's a Victorian Ruby and opalescent Vaseline glass epergne, and where the glass is clear (like the stems of the trumpets) its uranium glass glowing green under UV light.
There is a small amount of loss of the applied rigoree on the lower end of the trailed glass of about 1. There are five glass trumpets.THIS IS A STUNNING "WOW" ITEM!! The height is one of the largest I have seen. The whole effect of the 5 stemmed epergne looks like a floral arrangement in its own right. Let alone being full of flowers. The clear rigoree ruffle spiralled around the flutes added a great deal of brightness. Allowing light to reflect and refract in every direction.
What do you think this will be worth in 20 years time when there are not so many left on the open market.. "VERY DOWNTON ABBEYESQUE" The colouring is magnificent. The ruby with opalescent blue tones cased in uranium or Vaseline glass providing a green glow to the glass especially in bright sunlight or under UV as described.
A spectacle that makes you want to examine it for some time to see all its fine quality details. The trail or applied glass, or rigoree, spirals around each flower trumpet with hand done details as each is pinched into shape by the master craftsman of a by-gone era. It would be a very special piece to adorn the wedding table and then to keep as a special momento.
Being able to use it for special occasions like every wedding anniversary... MEASUREMENTS: It stands approx 23" - 60cm high x 14" - 36cm CONDITION: NO DAMAGE or chips. The loss of about 1 of rigoree on the central flower trumpet at the lower end. This is really minimal and does not affect the look of this spectacular piece. The value is slightly affected as reflected in the price.RESEARCH NOTES The epergne was a common Victorian decoration for cut flowers and always made a table or buffet brighter. Epergnes can be used to great effect as table decorations, filled with fresh flowers in the Victorian manner, the tray laden with bon-bons or soft fruits, these lovely old pieces are certain to enhance the dining table of the most fastidious hostess. Sourced in the English Midlands, this piece was probably produced by "Thomas Webb and Sons" of Stourbridge, Worcestershire, under the licence granted to them in 1885 by the Mount Washington Glass Company of Massachusetts, the original inventors of the process.
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