Jefferson Glass Company, Jack in the Pulpit Brides Vase - For Sale
Jefferson Glass Company, Jack in the Pulpit Brides Vase
For Auction I have a very hard to find piece of Art Glass made by the Jefferson Glass Company of Steubenville, Ohio. The shape is a Jack in the Pulpit Bride's Vase and it is made in Vaseline or Canary glass. The Vase measures approximately 11 3/4" tall when resting in the metal Base. It is approximately 4" wide at the flare of the rim.
The Vase depicts the woodland flower form of the Jack-in-the-Pulpit or Calla Lily that rest in a metal frame that is Silver Plated I believe as it is somewhat tarnished however has no markings. The Jack-in-the-Pulpit form became very popular in the Art Nouveau or Victorian era and carried through from 1880-1914 and several glass companies experimented with this form to compete with the popularity of Tiffany Studios Favrile stemware for dinner parties of the rich. The peak of the flower is slightly twisted and adds character to the vase. The bottom of the stem was cut from the mold and polished and beveled. This rests comfortably into a small metal frame with curled legs and almost reminds me of wrought iron.
The Vase is considered to be in Excellent Condition as there are no chips, crack, nicks or dings. This is remarkable as this vase is over 100 years old. It does have some light surface scratches on the inside from being used and cleaned to get the calcium deposits removed. There is still some dirt in the bottom of the Vase but I'm sure it will come out by the new owners efforts. I just don't have something that narrow or long to fit down the neck of the vase.
There are no markings however I have done quite a bit of research and all efforts lead to Jefferson Glass Company. This company was in business from 1900-1933. They only produced this type of Opalescent Vaseline Glass from 1900-1906. There are very few examples that have survived and there is very little information on them. There is a book by David A Peterson named "Vaseline Glass:Canary to Contemporary" and has written that "Jefferson produced some of the finest Vaseline Glass during the early part of the 20th Century.
According to Peterson, Jefferson's canary opalescent Vaseline was made for only 3 years from 1903-1905.