Oversized Vintage Glass Vase

R580.00

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Oversized Vintage Glass Vase

R580.00

At first glance I thought that today’s vase was actually a demijohn – it’s about as large as one! – but on closer inspection I realised that it was actually a giant vase! Demijohns were originally made as working bottles, and so are very roughly finished, whereas today’s vase, which measures an impressive half a metre tall, has been really beautifully made! It’s as well executed as any piece of Murano glass I’ve ever seen, and I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s where this fabulous piece of glass originates from!

The lip of the vase is perfectly smooth, with some lovely detail around the neck. The base is wonderfully convex, and has plenty of scuff marks, an indication that the vase has some proper age to it. You can also see some marks on the inside of the vase, presumably from years of filling it with water, and there are some very minor nicks along the rim.

But luckily none of this wear is very noticeable at all – what you’re drawn to instead, is that gorgeous deep green glass, and that fantastically rotund base!

Dimensions: 50cm tall x 30cm in diameter

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