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Overall H: 20.9 cm, Diam (max): 11 cm
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Transparent purplish pink glass, with some iridescence; pewter (?); glass: mold-blown and iridized; metal: machine-made. Vase. Rim obscured by mount; mouth tulip-shaped; neck has straight side which splays toward bottom; body spheroid; base flat (mostly obscured by mount and paper labels). Entire surface has shallow mold-blown decoration: on mouth, tall petal- or leaflike motifs; on neck, vertical and almost vertical stemlike ribs; on body four groups of faint curved slanting lines; under base, short curved motifs arranged in quatrefoil, the whole conveying impression of flowers, stems, and leaves, perhaps tulips. Exterior lightly iridized. Mount: two separate elements, one enclosing mouth and the other enclosing body, including base. Both are open work, with art nouveau ornament in low relief. Stamped on underside of lower element: "597" and RICESZINN". Two paper labels attached to base: (1) rectangular, with red border: "$8.06" in blue ink; (2) rectangular, illegible.