Antique Victorian Vase in Spatter Glass with Thorn Handles
Beautiful Victorian vase circa late 1800’s. The vessel was hand blown from optic rib mold and finished with a twist. It is lined with a thin layer of white glass, then layered with colorful frit, and finished with a layer of colorless glass. The thorn handles were hand made and applied to vessel.
Spatter glass is sometimes called ‘End of Day’ glass. Glass makers of old would gather the left over frit from the day’s work and combine it to create the spatter effect.
Probably made in America. Read more about Spatter Glass…
The Spatter Victorian vase is in near perfect condition. In image one, look closely at the tip bend of the left thorn handle. You see a fine line. Interestingly, this fine line cannot be seen outside of the images. The camera and lighting picked it up. It appears to be an inner stress line that has not breached the surface. New owner should be careful not to lift the vase by the upper handle to insure the stress line does not grow. Otherwise, it is in lovely condition.
Measures 7″ tall and 5.5″ wide from handle to handle.