The beautiful opalescent satin glass crystal chalice vase is in excellent condition. The upper section of this beautiful glass collectible has a softer translucent blue color; whereas, the stem and foot have a translucent clear appearance. The blue color of the second picture is extremely close to the actual color. We make this note because lighting (or its absence) can sometimes make colors appear darker. Also, in this description, we are using the terms chalice/vase/goblet interchangeably. According to our extensive research, this is more of a chalice in form since it has a more narrow mouth. However, the larger size makes it closer to a vase. Of course, the overall shape of this beautiful glass collectible is similar to a goblet. Also, the reason we use the term crystal in this description is based on our findings that the blue section of this beautiful satin glass collectible has the peculiar sound and echo of crystal.
The laborious and tedious work put into making this gorgeous opalescent glass treasure is truly amazing and was obviously accomplished by a very skilled artisan (s) of glass and metal.
Please note that the mug used in the picture was for scale purposes only and is not included in this listing.
There appears to be a very slight mark on the bottom toward the center that looks very similar to a "7" with two wavy lines just below and a slightly longer tail trailing off into the glass. Also, there is a very unique wave inside the glass foot that actually has a rainbow appearance when using a lighted jeweler's loupe.
While the shape of the base is round, it is a little out of round. The stem has been turned as it has the very noticeable twist only in the bulbous area of the stem.
According to the only other comparable piece that we could find, the gold is actually 24 kt. While we have not verified this conclusion with a chemical test, it is highly likely this is actual gold gilt trim - simply based on experience with other gold gilt pieces. In addition, the cameo appears to be in gold covered with glass. A light shining from the backside of the cameo reveals that the black section around the cameo relief was painted and then the entire cameo covered in glass.
The gorgeous cameo appears to be that of a French emperor - possibly Louis XIV or XV. The French designation fits with the only other piece we could find for reference. The gold gilt trim also has a blue glass bead/stone on the back of this beautiful chalice/vase. While at first, this appears to be something similar to a coronation chalice, the cameo figure is not wearing a headdress of royalty but a helmet style head covering similar to those used when the king headed off to battle. Hence, a possible theme or occasion for this beautiful satin glass crystal chalice would be that of victory.
There are no breaks, cracks, chips, or repair places on this gorgeous opalescent chalice/vase. There are some very slight rub marks on this gorgeous glass collectible - mainly on the footed base. There is also a small black line on the bottom of the base that appears to be from the making of the glass as it is smooth with the surface and appears to be just under the surface of the glass.
The decorative possibilities for this gorgeous opalescent satin glass crystal chalice are many. The display case or china cabinet would be enhanced by the addition of this beautiful glass collectible. While we do not recommend openly displaying this gorgeous glass chalice/vase on a shelf or table, it would look stunning in a larger bookcase or collectibles shelf. The growing art glass collection would grow in value and interest upon the arrival of this beautiful glass treasure.
The collector will appreciate this rare glass collectible for its excellent condition and beautiful gold gilt trim.
The size of this particular opalescent glass chalice/vase/goblet is quite large at 11 5/8" tall.
The beautiful opalescent blue satin glass crystal chalice/vase weighs 24.1 oz.
The gorgeous satin glass celebration vase measures 11 5/8" tall.
The upper blue section of this beautiful opalescent glass collectible measures approximately 7.5" above the stem.
The base on this gorgeous crystal chalice measures approximately 5" across.
The opening at the top measures 3 1/16" wide from inside to inside.
The overall girth or width of this beautiful satin glass crystal vase measures approximately 5.5".
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Vintage Opalescent Satin Glass Crystal Chalice Vase with Stunning Gold Gilt and French Emperor Cameo
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