Antique opaline glass vase decorated with enamel, jewels and gilding. Made by Moser, Bohemia (now Czech Republic) 19th century. Approximately 3 1/2 inches high. Narrow base widens to a full-bodied roundness and ending in a small collared neck. The glass is soft amethyst in colour, very pearly opalescent. The upper area, around the shoulders and the neck are decorated: the neck with very rich gilding and piped enamel scrolling highlights, interspersed with actual raised jewels (made of glass, not enamel), in blue and red - like sapphires and rubies. The shoulders have a deep iron grey pattern, outlined in gold that could show Russian influence. Also decorated with piped scrolls and set with raised jewels. This pattern alternates with very delicate enamel flowers and minute gilded bubbles leading the eye towards the bottom of the vase.
Antique Glass Vases