Victorian Emerald Crystal Whimsy Vase
Small and fanciful antique enameled crystal vase.
Until the mid 1800’s England taxed leaded glass by weight. To continue profitable exports, English glassmakers made glass objects smaller. This beautiful little ‘whimsy’ vase is a result of England’s high taxes on export glass.
Made of quality hand-blown emerald lead crystal with delicate hand-painted enamel flowers. Measures 6½” tall on a 3” wide base. No damage or wear. Some light residue trapped inside near the base. 3/4” wide neck opening perfect for single rose or 2-3 daisies.
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