Pair of Vases

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Object Name: 
Pair of Vases
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
84.3.23
Dimensions: 
(A) H: 16.5 cm, D: 8.7 cm; (B) H: 16.4 cm, D: 8.7 cm
Location: 
See Individual Records
Date: 
about 1885-1895
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, engraved, enameled, pierced metal mounts. Globular bodies with tapered, conical, straight-sided necks; the necks and shoulders decorated with a pierced metal collar in formal scrollwork, with a band of linked ovals below the rims, partly decorated with transparent blue and opaque orange enamels, the necks with stylized florets and scrollwork highlighted in blue and orange enamels; a band of formal scroll lappets at the shoulders, highlighted with orange enamel; the bulbous bodies of the vase with polished engraved decorations of lizards, seahorses, sea anemones, coral, and a medusa (?), the decoration on each vase the mirror image of the other; rounded foot rims, with gilded pierced metal mounts in a formal pattern of linked and opposing arcs, highlighted with blue and orange enamels; polished pontil marks; inscribed "GF." in light blue enamel inside the necks, below the rims.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Danenberg S.A., Source
1984-04-06