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A set of 12 opalescent art glass sherbets with applied flowers and leaves. Although not signed, they clearly resemble the art glass of Stevens & Williams of England, known to have made opalescent glass sherbets and vases with applied flowers and leaves. Each glass varies slightly in size, in accordance with the variations found in hand blown glass.
• These beautiful sherbets stand approximately 2 3/4 inches tall, with a 4 inch diameter top.
• Each glass stands on an approximately 2 1/2 inch diameter clear foot.
• The leaves appear to be composed of green opalescent glass; some of the leaves are shaded from a yellowish green color to a blue-green color.
• The flower petals are composed of milk glass painted in a variety of colors.
• The glass flowers are colored as follows: 3 yellow, 3 deep blue, 2 azure, 2 russet and 2 white. The russet flowers have yellow centers.
• The capacity of each glass is approximately 5 fluid ounces.
• These exquisite glasses are thin and fine, with a pearly opalescence and iridescence. The opalescence varies in intensity from glass to glass and even within each glass. The glass surface is curiously rough and gritty to the touch. These may well be devitrified opalescent glass. There are small bubbles and irregularities consistent with blown glass.
• The pontil mark is clearly visible on the bottom of the bases.
Condition – Each flower and many of the leaves have chips consistent with the age of these glasses (see photos). One of the flowers and or leaves may have been repaired. The glasses themselves are free from chips or cracks.
All items are sold "as is". These are antique pieces of glass; small nicks and scratches are part of the beauty of an antique and are not described unless significant.
It seems desirable to keep such a large, exquisite set together. However, I may be willing to divide the set into 2 sets of six for the right buyer.
Shipping quoted is for continental us only. Please contact seller for shipping quote to other locations.
Shipping to CONUS: $13.10.