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Pink Hand-blown Spangle Glass Basket, Ruffled with Twisted Handle, possibly Bohemian

Pink Hand-blown Spangle Glass Basket, Ruffled with Twisted Handle, possibly Bohemian

Regular price $75.00 USD
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Vibrant pink hand-blown spangle glass basket vase with clear twisted handle and ruffled edge all around. 

Perfect for use as a flower vase or bride's wedding basket, or as a centerpiece at an engagement or baby shower, or as a spectacular addition to your afternoon tea table -- in every way this stunner will spark conversation and joy!

We were so fortunate to be able to purchase a beautiful group of glass basket vases from a collector who assembled her collection in the 1960s. Identification from the original sources made it so much more fun and interesting for us as our appreciation for these very special treasures grew beyond our initial reaction to their exquisite beauty.

Spatter glass was made when little pieces of colored glass were rolled into the gather before being blown.  Spangle glass is spatter glass with metallic flakes, also called inclusions, mixed into the gather along with the colored glass. 

All of these types of glass were made during the Victorian era throughout Europe, England, and the United States. Some collectors incorrectly refer to these wares as end-of-day glass, implying that the decoration was made of leftovers, but this is not the case.  The glassmakers intentionally designed and included pieces of colored glass and metallic flakes to achieve a very striking and particular effect.

Measuring approximately 9" tall x 8 1/2" front to back x 8 1/4" side to side, this one-of-a-kind piece of art glass dates to the late-19th century, c. 1890 and is possibly Bohemian in origin.  The glassmakers of Bohemia, the region located in the westernmost part of the Czech Republic, were prolific from the 1700s until the 1930s when the threat of war in Europe disrupted operations. 

In addition to the gorgeous metallic effect on this basket, the glassmaker crafted a striking twisted handle to complement the ruffled edging.  Note, there is one small rough spot/chip along the underside of the ruffled edge.  It is noticeable when feeling along the edge. 

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