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Antique French Blue Opaline Glass Vase Hand Blown with Hand Painted Silver Gilding Design 1800 to 1890 Made in France Venetian Milk Glass

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Antique French Blue Opaline Glass Vase Hand Blown with Hand Painted Silver Gilding Design 1800 to 1890 Made in France Venetian Milk Glass

A Rare find at an Estate Auction in New Hampshire, I present this pair of Antique Blue Opaline Glass Vase.

A brief History…….
Taking personal identifiers with a grain of salt when you make an estate purchase is common place. But when that identifier tells you that you have acquired a RARE beauty is – to say the least…….exciting! The following information will help identify just how special this magnificent piece is…… Opaline glass is a decorative style of glass made in France from 1800 to the 1890s, though it reached its peak of popularity during the reign of Napoleon III in the 1850s and 1860s.

The glass is opaque or slightly translucent, and can appear either white or brightly colored in shades of blue, pink, green, black, lavender and yellow. The glass has a high lead content which defined it as “demi-crystal” or semi-crystal. The primary influences on this style of glass were 16th century Venetian milk glass, and English white glass produced in 18th century Bristol.

Many different pieces were produced in Opaline glass, including vases, bowls, cups, coupes, decanters, perfume bottles, boxes, clocks and other implements. Cities involved in the production included Le Creusot, Baccarat, and Saint-Louis, Réunion, as well as various locations in England.

All Opaline glass is hand-blown and has a rough or polished pontil on the bottom. There are no seams and no machine engraving. Many pieces of Opaline glass are decorated with gilding. Some with hand painted flowers or birds. Several have bronze ormolu mounts, rims, hinges or holders. Real opaline glass was produced only in France. In the 1900’s Italy produced a similar glass and called it opaline veritable. Most all opaline glass is not branded or signed.

With this in mind, for being between 136 and 216 years old this wonderful vase can bring a bit of history to life! The lovely blue color is quite deceiving! Although is appears to be a thick deep blue, when held up to the light you are able to look from the inside out to see the hand painted gilding pattern – simply magical!!

Although the silver gilding is in less than pristine condition – it still shows the astonishingly intricate pattern laid out by the artist. The vase measures approximately 10-1/4 tall x 4-1/2” across the widest portion of the base. The top has an overall measurement of 2-3/8”, has an opening of about 1-1/4” and has an inside depth is 7”.

The vase weighs almost 3 pounds and except for a very small flake missing from one of the “petals” on the base, is in amazing antique condition! But rest assured, it in no way deters from the beauty of the piece! Other than that slight issue, there are no other cracks, chips, scratches or crazing.

Whether for the new collector or the connoisseur, this beautiful vase will be a lovely addition to your French Opaline Glass or rare vase collection!!

Happy to Combine Shipping on items purchased and shipped together.

Please review all pictures, as they are part of the description. Please message me with questions thank you for visiting!

Check out our Crafts, Charms and Jewelry at www.TreasureGalleria.com and our Antiques, Vintage Items and Collectibles at our Pattern Site www.KattsCurioCabinet.net
Antique French Blue Opaline Glass Vase Hand Blown with Hand Painted Silver Gilding Design 1800 to 1890 Made in France Venetian Milk Glass

A Rare find at an Estate Auction in New Hampshire, I present this pair of Antique Blue Opaline Glass Vase.

A brief History…….
Taking personal identifiers with a grain of salt when you make an estate purchase is common place. But when that identifier tells you that you have acquired a RARE beauty is – to say the least…….exciting! The following information will help identify just how special this magnificent piece is…… Opaline glass is a decorative style of glass made in France from 1800 to the 1890s, though it reached its peak of popularity during the reign of Napoleon III in the 1850s and 1860s.

The glass is opaque or slightly translucent, and can appear either white or brightly colored in shades of blue, pink, green, black, lavender and yellow. The glass has a high lead content which defined it as “demi-crystal” or semi-crystal. The primary influences on this style of glass were 16th century Venetian milk glass, and English white glass produced in 18th century Bristol.

Many different pieces were produced in Opaline glass, including vases, bowls, cups, coupes, decanters, perfume bottles, boxes, clocks and other implements. Cities involved in the production included Le Creusot, Baccarat, and Saint-Louis, Réunion, as well as various locations in England.

All Opaline glass is hand-blown and has a rough or polished pontil on the bottom. There are no seams and no machine engraving. Many pieces of Opaline glass are decorated with gilding. Some with hand painted flowers or birds. Several have bronze ormolu mounts, rims, hinges or holders. Real opaline glass was produced only in France. In the 1900’s Italy produced a similar glass and called it opaline veritable. Most all opaline glass is not branded or signed.

With this in mind, for being between 136 and 216 years old this wonderful vase can bring a bit of history to life! The lovely blue color is quite deceiving! Although is appears to be a thick deep blue, when held up to the light you are able to look from the inside out to see the hand painted gilding pattern – simply magical!!

Although the silver gilding is in less than pristine condition – it still shows the astonishingly intricate pattern laid out by the artist. The vase measures approximately 10-1/4 tall x 4-1/2” across the widest portion of the base. The top has an overall measurement of 2-3/8”, has an opening of about 1-1/4” and has an inside depth is 7”.

The vase weighs almost 3 pounds and except for a very small flake missing from one of the “petals” on the base, is in amazing antique condition! But rest assured, it in no way deters from the beauty of the piece! Other than that slight issue, there are no other cracks, chips, scratches or crazing.

Whether for the new collector or the connoisseur, this beautiful vase will be a lovely addition to your French Opaline Glass or rare vase collection!!

Happy to Combine Shipping on items purchased and shipped together.

Please review all pictures, as they are part of the description. Please message me with questions thank you for visiting!

Check out our Crafts, Charms and Jewelry at www.TreasureGalleria.com and our Antiques, Vintage Items and Collectibles at our Pattern Site www.KattsCurioCabinet.net

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Return Policy: If you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me within 14 days of receiving your item and I will refund original payment (minus any and all shipping fees - unless an obvious listing error has been made) upon return of item to us in original condition. Bottom Line, I want you to be happy with your purchase and strive for a 5-star rating!

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Shipping: Shipping/handling rates are calculated with the USPS shipping calculator from our location to your location. The majority of our shipments are packaged with new boxes. Parcels will normally be shipped next business day after receiving payment. I take pride in taking the utmost in care in packaging your purchase to ensure safe delivery of your package. If you have any questions, please contact me.

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Shipping: Shipping/handling rates are calculated with the USPS shipping calculator from our location to your location. The majority of our shipments are packaged with new boxes. Parcels will normally be shipped next business day after receiving payment. I take pride in taking the utmost in care in packaging your purchase to ensure safe delivery of your package. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Combined Shipping: I can combine shipping and reduce fixed shipping/handling costs on additional purchases as long as there is no risk to ensure safe delivery

International Shipping: Please contact us for international shipping rate if not shown in the Shipping Calculator.

International Buyers Please Note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up; do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit us to do so.

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Packing for Shipment: Most items are fragile and will be packaged to the best of our ability to withstand shipping. All packages will be shipped with carrier insurance, which is included in the postage fee noted. Due to the nature of these items, returns will only be accepted in cases where items were not as pictured, described or if I have made an obvious error in the listing. If there is an issue with your purchase, please contact me.

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We do not offer Wholesale Prices. If you are interested in multiple items you can convo us or email us at Support@KattsCurioCabinet.net for a bundle price.
We do not offer customized or personalized Orders - everything we sell is antique or vintage as is items.
We do except returns - see our return policy.
All of our item descriptions include measurements of the item. If for some reason we miss a measurement please convo or email us at Support@KattsCurioCabinet.net and we will get you the measurement you are looking for.
We do ship internationally - Please see our shipping policy. We do not mark items shipped as gifts (unless purchased and shipped as a gift to a different location) and we put actual purchase price on the deceleration form as the value of the item. We abide by all USPS regulations & Laws.

Antique French Blue Opaline Glass Vase Hand Blown with Hand Painted Silver Gilding Design 1800 to 1890 Made in France Venetian Milk Glass

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: Opaline Glass, Blue Opaline Glass
  • Feedback: 205 reviews
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