Welcome to Antiques & Moore! This listing is for a beautiful and very rare large "Nakara" Art Glass ormolu decorated hand painted and jeweled vase by the C.
This unusual Nakara decorated opal glass vase has an acid/matte finish and a deep olive green background color with a beautifully hand painted chrysanthemum bouquet on the front and smaller mums decorate the back. The design on both the front and back is further decorated a pattern of white beads (often called jewels) that highlight the design. The flowers are also embellished with thickly applied white enamel on the many of the petal tips. The vase is further decorated with elaborate gilt decorated pierced handles that are attached to the embossed rim. The matching foot ring is attached to ornate feet that curve at the bottom and extend high above the foot ring.Measures 12 1/4" high and the vase alone measures 10 3/8" high with a top diameter of 4 3/4. This stunning vase is in excellent Estate condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The background color is not faded nor is the paint worn. There are some very minor no-harm marks at the base of one of the handles where the metal has rubbed against the surface of the vase. There should be a way to remove these marks, however, we will leave this to the new owner. There is also some very faint/minor wear in the gilded areas as expected although there is no damage to the any of the ormolu. The base is marked Nakara, C. And has an old paper label that we have not removed but can easily be removed, if desired. This shape vase with identical ormolu is pictured on pages 42-44 of the reference book Wave Crest, the Glass of C. The chrysanthemum decoration is also pictured in items on page 125.
Vase is also pictured on pages 92 and 93 of the reference book "The Collector's Encyclopedia of American Art Glass, Second Edition" by John A Shuman III. This vase has all the design elements you would expect to find on any Wave Crest or Nakara item and it will become one of the highlights of any C.
Wave Crest glass was produced as an opal glass blank and was then hand decorated. There were three types of decoration used on this opal glass - Wave Crest, Kelva and Nakara each decorated with their distinct style decoration. Both "Kelva" and "Nakara" decorated items were made in less quantity than basic "Wave Crest" items and for that reason are generally more expensive and harder to find.
This large size vase is a very hard to find item and is considered to be very rare. This glass was at the height of its popularity from 1890 to 1910. Much of the opal glass known as Wave Crest was produced by the Mt. As undecorated glass blanks to be decorated by their artists.
We at Antiques & Moore have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business!MONROE NAKARA WAVE CREST ORMOLU DECORATED 12.25 VASE" is in sale since Thursday, August 10, 2017. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Other North American Art Glass". The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.