At a recent estate sale I came across this unusual object. I'm not quite sure what it is... the scale of it (it's only about 4 inches tall) makes me doubt that it was just simply a vase, and I assume it's made of glass, but it looks more like a simulated alabaster rather than bristle glass...
...it appears to be quite early as well, I'm guessing circa 1800-1830. However, what I was drawn to most was the trailing gilt grapevine... one of my favorite decorative motifs.
A Flight and Barr Worcester creamer in the Brown Grape Vine pattern, circa 1792-1807
A Flight and Barr part dinner service in the Purple Vine pattern, circa 1810
A modern pattern, Hampton Court, by William Yeoward in Burgundy
A decanter in the Cordelia pattern by William Yeoward
... and the matching glasses