These antique vases are not large, but they are gorgeous. They are made of milky blue mold blown glass with gilt paint, each a hand holding a vase. On the base of one we can still make out the stamp "Czechoslovakia," which tells us that the vases were made after the end of World War I. From a website about the history of glass from this era: "The nation of Czechoslovakia did not exist until the end of World War I. The country was formed in 1918 from Slovakia, Bohemia and Moravia. After the collapse of Communism in the early 1990s, Czechoslovakia continued as one nation until January 1993. At that time, Bohemia and Moravia formed the Czech Republic; Slovakia became the Republic of Slovakia. From 1918 and 1938, many pieces of glass were marked 'Czechoslovakia'. This mark is used by collectors to date Czech glass made between the world wars." Given the subject matter of hands holding vases--a form common during the Victorian era--we estimate these vases to have been made circa 1920s. The color of the glass is dreamy, opaline, with what looks like a clear outer layer. It is mold blown and shows the lines of the form into which it was made. The style is perfect for a Victorian interior, and of course, since it was made in the country of Bohemia, it is authentic bohemian for those who cherish this colorful and carefree home style. Use on a shelf or tabletop for a vintage vignette.
Each vase measures about 5-5/8" tall with a mouth about 2-1/2" in diameter and the base closer to 2-1/4" in diameter. Together weigh about 13 ounces. Great vintage condition with no chips or cracks, although the mold lines are visible and do look like cracks; they are not. Both bases carry the Czechoslovakia stamp although only one is still legible. Will be reinforced for shipping.
Perfect gift for the person who uses their hands for creativity and healing.
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