Antique Opaline Flashed Gilded Crystal Portrait Vases



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This is a stunning pair of late 19th Century Bohemian opaline flashed and gilded crystal portrait vases.

The crystal vases are profusley decorated with exquisite foliate gilding, are of tapering baluster form with flared necks and raised on ring turned circular spreading bases.

The oval panels are superbly enamelled with finely painted bust profiles, one of a lady of fashion and and the other of a lady in peasant dress.

Instill the refined elegance of a bygone era to a special place in your home with these fabulous vases.

Condition:

In really excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs, please see photos for confirmation of condition.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 34 x Width 13 x Depth 13

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 5 inches x Depth 5 inches
Bohemian glass

Chiefly referred to as Bohemia crystal, is glass produced in the regions of Bohemia and Silesia, now parts of the Czech Republic. It has a centuries long history of being internationally recognised for its high quality, craftsmanship, beauty and often innovative designs.

Hand-cut, engraved, blown and painted decorative glassware ranging from champagne flutes to enormous chandeliers, ornaments, figurines and other glass items are among the best known Czech exports and immensely popular as tourist souvenirs. The Czech Republic is home to numerous glass studios and schools attended by local and foreign students.