Mercury Glass Vase Signed E Varnish 1850 Uranium Colour
RARE LARGE ANTIQUE MERCURY GLASS VASE. SIGNED E. VARNISH. 1850.
Large size mercury glass vase in rare lime green colour. Original glass and metal plug in the bottom stamped with E. VARNISH & CO. PATENT . LONDON.
Overall in very good condition. Original plug has retained its seal so almost no oxidisation. The glass has some striations and a couple of air bubbles made during manufacture plus a slightly Matt glass texture inside.
Varnish only sold silvered glass for 10 years between 1850-1860 and were the retailers.The pieces were made at the factory of James Powell at the famous Whitefriars glassworks in London .
Height - 25 cms. Top diameter 12.5 cms Weight 760 gms . Cat # 2638/t.c