AWESOME ANTIQUE FRENCH ART GLASS HORN VASE. Snake Wrapped w Etched Dolphin & Leaves. IF YOU LIKE AN ITEM PLEASE WATCH IT! I OFTEN SEND PRIVATE DEAL OFFERS TO MY WATCHERS! This piece is really interesting.First, I have seen another opaline piece in this blue color (doesn't react under UV light). I have also never seen another piece with this dolphin pattern on it.
Mostly these pieces just have leaves or curlicues. This vase was made in. France from white and light periwinkle blue opaline glass around 1870.
The top portion is sort of horn shaped. With a widely ruffled rim so It looks more like a trumpet flower. The outer rim of the flower has a ribbon of the blue glass and the body of the flower is wrapped in a blue snake.
Right at the end of the snakes head there is an etched, open mouthed dolphin (sea monster). The position of the two makes it look like the dolphin monster is going to eat the snake or vice versa. Behind the dolphin between the coils of the snake is a string of spiraling leaves. The base is also the light periwinkle blue opaline glass and it has an etched curlicue pattern around the inside edge, on the top. There is a still a touch of gold around the top of the rim.This piece measures 9" high, is just over 4" wide across the mouth, 1 3/4" wide from top of base to tip of horn, the top ball the horn sits on is 1" wide, the bottom of the bell shape below the ball is just under 2" wide, and the base is 4 1/2" in diameter. It is unmarked as most opaline pieces are.
This vase is in Pretty Great Condition. There is No Damage to any part of this piece except at the bottom edge.There is an area where a small shallow chip was ground out and. This is quite hard to see indoors so I took the photo outside (see last 2 photos). I have been a collector since I was 12 years old and a Dealer for over 40 years now. I GUARANTEE EVERYTHING I SELL. Just ask before you check out!
I do recycle packing materials, but only use sturdy boxes, bubbles and peanuts, Never Paper. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Vases". The seller is "labawgirl66" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Wallis and Futuna, Gambia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Poland, Oman, Suriname, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Argentina, Guinea-Bissau, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Bhutan, Senegal, Togo, Ireland, Qatar, Burundi, Netherlands, Iraq, Slovakia, Slovenia, Equatorial Guinea, Thailand, Aruba, Sweden, Iceland, Macedonia, Belgium, Israel, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Benin, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Italy, Swaziland, Tanzania, Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Panama, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, Djibouti, Chile, China, Mali, Botswana, Republic of Croatia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Portugal, Malta, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Cayman Islands, Paraguay, Saint Helena, Cyprus, Seychelles, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Australia, Austria, Sri Lanka, Gabon Republic, Zimbabwe, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Norway, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Kiribati, Turkmenistan, Grenada, Greece, Haiti, Greenland, Yemen, Afghanistan, Montenegro, Mongolia, Nepal, Bahamas, Bahrain, United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Angola, Western Samoa, France, Mozambique, Namibia, Peru, Denmark, Guatemala, Solomon Islands, Vatican City State, Sierra Leone, Nauru, Anguilla, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Cameroon, Guyana, Azerbaijan Republic, Macau, Georgia, Tonga, San Marino, Eritrea, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Morocco, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Mauritania, Belize, Philippines, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Spain, Estonia, Bermuda, Montserrat, Zambia, South Korea, Vanuatu, Ecuador, Albania, Ethiopia, Monaco, Niger, Laos, Ghana, Cape Verde Islands, Moldova, Madagascar, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Lebanon, Liberia, Bolivia, Maldives, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Nigeria, Mauritius, Saint Lucia, Jordan, Guinea, Canada, Turks and Caicos Islands, Chad, Andorra, Romania, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Lithuania, Trinidad and Tobago, Malawi, Nicaragua, Finland, Tunisia, Luxembourg, Uganda, Brazil, Turkey, Germany, Egypt, Latvia, Jamaica, South Africa, Brunei Darussalam, Honduras.