Very unique and rare, this dog vase, introduced by the Columbia Glass Company of Findley, Ohio (1886-1891), displays a textured sitting dog holding a daisy and button patterned cornucopia vase with a delicate scalloped rim.
During the mid 1800's, prior to the use of lead oxide, manganese was added to produce a colorless glass ( these vases are thus lead free). It was during exposure to sunlight over time the manganese naturally gives such glass a purplish color. While beautifully cared for, these 100 year-plus vases have acquired a slight purplish color.
A very charming, collectible memory of early American pressed glass manufacturing.
Origin: Ohio, USA; pre-owned
Dimensions: 5 3/4"H x 3 1/4"W (est) x 2 1/2" vase opening
Condition: Very Good. There is one small smoothed chip to the scallop edge of one vase; there are no other issues, cracks, or pattern wear.