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WAS NOT SOLD, auction date was 2008 Jun 18 @ 11:00UTC-5 : EST/CDT
This is a fantastic piece of Early American Pattern Glass and very rare to find. This vase was made probably during the 1870's or 80's. The
manufacturer is unknown at this time and I could only find one reference in all of my books on Early American Pattern Glass. There is some thought that these vases may be French or English in origin as well. This vase is 12-1/4" tall and the beaded and scalloped rim is 5" in diameter. The lily or trumpet is completely threaded and on two sides has a salamander or lizard climbing up. The threading and the lizard were made in the mold and not applied separately. The Salamanders are stippled. Below the trumpet is a ring of flora or leaves (acanthus style) that form the base. This base is 5" in diameter on the bottom and 3-7/8" at the top with the six leaves. In the Standard Encyclopedia of Pressed Glass by Bill Edwards and Mike Carwile, the only reference I could find, they seem to think it was made as one piece. To me it looks like the trumpet or lily is attached to the base with a thick wafer of glass. There are remnants of gold decoration on the rim and the Salamanders. I'll bet that was a sight when new! There may be some bubbles and straw marks, but there are no chips, flakes or cracks.
Year:1880'S - 90'S
Title:EAPG SALAMANDER - LIZARD VASE 12-1/4" TALL