Antique Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Overlay Clear Glass Vase - 11 3/4
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Here is a gorgeous art nouveau era vase featuring an ornate floral and foliate patterned silver overlay on a clear blown glass base. The silver is definitely of high content, sterling quality or better, and most likely of American origin, possibly the Alvin Manufacturing Co. of New Jersey, who specialized in making silver overlay vases of this type. The vase is made in a attractive form, with bulbous top and slender body with rounded foot base. The vase is quite tall and measures 11 3/4” in height and is in very good condition with no chips, cracks or noted wear.
Green glass appears to be more common than clear in this type of vase, but I find that clear glass can be turned into any color by using dyed water, if desired. It could be argued that clear glass is less distracting from the beauty of silver. In any case, a beautiful vase!