Genuine Antique Opaline Glass Decorative Vase With Lid. Beautifully Handpainted Bust With Raised Fine Gold Gilt Lineage throughout.Opaline glass is a type of opaque or semi-opaque glass that was first produced in France in the 1800s. It is known for its milky, translucent appearance and was often used for decorative objects such as vases. The fact that your vase has a hand-painted portrait suggests that it may be a one-of-a-kind or limited-edition piece. The gold gilt fine lines and green fauna around the portrait are decorative elements that were added to enhance the overall aesthetic of the vase. This has good coloration with the main painting surrounded by foliage which match the lid.
This would have been hand blown milky glass with no seams and the enamel painted. No cracks, no refurbishment or mends or significant chips. Measures approximately 28 inches in total height.
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