Rare and unusual triple layer cased glass vase with a lovely decorative cut pattern and delicate enameled and gilded hand painted flowers and leaves. The top layer is a caramel or chocolate glass, which is cut to a thin layer of opal or milk glass, which is then cut through to a layer of black amethyst glass. An incredible piece of Art Glass. This may be Bohemian Glass, then again it is possibly by Durand - they made a triple layer cut glass vase - different pattern but...A magnificent vase exhibiting amazing craftsmanship. Size: top 3 1/4 diameter; appx. Condition: There is a very narrow slit in inside layer of glass 1/8" long x 1/32" wide - the black amethyst layer - see pics 3 & 4.
One picture shows it as a very thin black line - that is how it actually appears; the other picture shows the slit with white paper behind it. The slit is possibly an original production flaw. Because of the slit the vase will not hold water if you fill it more than about 3 from the bottom of the vase.A little wear to the gilt leaves. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Vases". The seller is "quiquam" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.