For sale is a very beautiful Victorian Era art glass vase made by The New England Glass Company of Cambridge, Mass. This was the Boston area. The item is called a "Lily" vase and it is done in the Victorian Era's most popular "Amberina" style of art glass. The vase is a nice cabinet size as it stands 8" tall and has a diameter of 3 3/8" at it widest point. The foot has a diameter of 2 11/16".
The vase displays a wonderful amber almost Vaseline feel type background glass with a translucent cranberry colored glass top. The top edging is fire polished smooth and gently rolled and shaped beautifully. The glass has a very slight vertical optic ribbing to it. The shape of the top is like that of a Lily Flower. There are three downward folds to this flower form. This stem with a tri-fold top sits on a nice round clear amber foot. The color is so beautiful that when a light is cast over it the cranberry reflection is picked up on the linen table cloth under it.
The case is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There are some minor scratches on the underside and a scratch to the body that is pictured. You have to hold at an angle to see it. This is normal age wear for its age. This vase is unsigned but there it is no mistake as to who made it. This style of vase is a well documented art glass flower form made by the New England Glass Company and it comes with my 100% guarantee that it is original or your money back including shipping back to me.
In 1888 the company went on strike and the owner William Libbey closed the plant in Cambridge, Mass and moved its operation to Toledo, Ohio. Here they started operations making many of the same items popular at the time under the name of Libbey Glass. This piece was made circa 1870-1888.