Enamelled Victorian Glass Identification Guide + Gallery

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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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Pair of Victorian Hand Painted/Enamelled Opaque Glass Vases

A pair of Victorian blue, pink and cream glass vases with enamelled floral decoration.

Victorian Vintage Hand Painted/Enamelled Opaque Glass Vase

A Victorian blue, pink and cream glass vase with enamelled floral decoration.

Victorian Hand Painted/Enamelled Opaque Glass Vase

A Victorian blue, pink and cream glass vase with enamelled floral decoration.

Victorian Hand Painted/Enamelled Opaque Glass Vase

A Victorian blue and cream glass vase with enamelled floral decoration.

Victorian Hand Painted/Enamelled Opaque Glass Vase

A Victorian green glass vase with enamelled floral decoration.

Victorian Hand Painted/Enamelled Opaque Glass Vase

A Victorian green glass vase with enamelled decoration of a village.

Victorian Hand Painted/Enamelled Opaque Glass Vase

A Victorian cream and brown glass vase with enamelled decoration of a house.

Victorian Hand Painted/Enamelled Blue Glass Rose Bowl/Vase

A Victorian blue glass rose bowl with enamelled dragonfly decoration.

Pair of Victorian Hand Painted/Enamelled Uranium Glass Vases

A pair of Victorian uranium pale green glass vases with enamelled floral decoration.

Victorian Bohemian Enamelled Uranium Glass Vase

A Victorian uranium pale green glass vase with enamelled floral decoration.

Victorian Burmese Uranium Pink Glass Enamelled Vase

A Victorian uranium pink and cream Burmese glass vase with enamelled floral decoration.

Victorian Hand Painted/Enamelled Uranium Green Glass Rose Bowl/Vase

A Victorian uranium pale green glass rose bowl with enamelled decoration of a house and windmill scene.

Victorian Vaseline/Uranium Enamelled Green Glass Bowl

A Victorian vaseline / uranium yellow glass bowl with enamelled floral decoration.

Victorian Vaseline/Uranium Enamelled Green Glass Bowl

A Victorian vaseline / uranium yellow glass bowl with enamelled floral decoration.


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