Rare Burtles, Tate and Co (Manchester) Striped Vaseline Glass Ewer c1895
A lovely and rare example of an Art Nouveau vaseline glass ewer by Burtles, Tate and Company of Manchester. Of free-blown form with a striped vaseline body and applied pink opalescent flowers; the trailed stems of clear glass extending to form the 'twig' handle. The 'jack in a pulpit' type rim and opening together with a pontil mark to the base finish off this superb example of the glass maker's art. Known mainly for machine pressed glass, the Manchester glass houses were also famous for hand formed pieces. In 1893 Burtles, Tate and Co. advertised these ewers as well as epergnes (see 'Decorative Victorian Glass' by Cyril Manley) and vases (see 'Opalescent Glass' by Mike Carwile). In excellent condition - no chips, cracks or repairs.
Height 21cm (8.25in)
Our Price: £240.00