Looking at the style of these vases, and the type of glass that they’re made from, I’d guess that they date to sometime between 1930 and the mid ’40s and are what’s commonly referred to as ‘depression glass’. During the economic depression of the 1930s companies offered cheap glass as a giveaway to incentivise customers to buy their goods – mass produced, coloured glass was given away with everything from breakfast cereals to movie tickets! But even though cheaply produced, depression-era glass has become highly sought after, especially in the American market, where most of it was made. This pair of vases is a lovely example of this type of glass, and are both in excellent condition for their years. Although quite small, the blue glass makes them lovely to look at and the fact that there’s a pair of them is an added bonus!
Dimensions: Each vase measures 15cm tall x 7.5cm in diameter
Price: R65 each
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