Enamelled Victorian Glass Identification Guide + Gallery
This section focuses on hand painted enamelled glass from the Victorian era. This style of glass consists of blown glass vases and urns which are often decorated with floral scenes or other scenes of nature. They come in various opaque colours including green, blue, pink and brown. Sometimes uranium oxide is used to produce a green colour, which results in the glass glowing bright green under ultraviolet (UV) light. Most enamelled Victorian glass such as the examples shown below were probably made in Bohemia, by various manufacturers which include Harrach and Moser, and likely many others. Similar glassware is also thought to have been made in Belgium.
Some of these vases have been seen with what appears to be the initials F.P.K. on the base. There is an interesting discussion on the glassmessages forum here: [Link]
Update - Some vases similar to the ones shown below are shown in an 1888 catalogue by Mühlhaus (Nový Bor, Bohemia), featured in the book Collectable Bohemian Glass 1880 - 1940 by Robert & Deborah Truitt, page 95.
See also: Mary Gregory Glass
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