The Replica Large Mercury Glass Antique Vase is a reproduction of the classic mercury glass process popularized in the middle 1800's in England by way of Bohemia. Contrary to its name mercury was never used in the making of this glass, and is not used today to replicate its look. Glass Artisans would create a double walled form such as a bowl, a vase, a glass and fill the center with a silvering solution. Original Mercury Glass was one of the first art glass, collected and displayed for is beauty rather than used for everyday dining and drinking. The mirrored effect of mercury glass creations projected an heir of wealth and elegance. Popular among the British Aristocracy, Mercury Glass became a collectible favorite in the United States with multiple companies, the more well known of which were based in New England, producing Mercury Glass Art.
The Replica Large Mercury Glass Antique Vase is finished with a special antiquing paint technique, that gives these made today reproductions look as if you had uncovered a rare Mercury Glass Vase. With its silver finish and the painting technique that makes it look as if the silvering solution is breaking down with age, the Replica Large Mercury Glass Vase projects an heirloom quality. The special antiquing progress adds some gold aging tones to this silver bodied vase. For elegant dinner parties, engagement parties, dinner dances and weddings, The Replica Large Mercury Glass Vase will add an touch of elegance to any dinning table with the addition of fresh florist quality flowers. The Mercury Glass effect of this vase is ready for any color theme throughout the season. With all White Hydrangeas and Lily Grass, the Replica Large Mercury Glass Antique Vase will project a Victorian Era look. For Fall events or weddings, fresh Autumn colored flowers in a mixed arrangement will create a colonial American Look. red and White Carnations with fresh pine for winter weddings will recall the magic of holiday dazzle. For Spring Weddings and Events, Peach Flowers, Pink Flowers, Lavender Flowers, or mixed colored spring flowers each give this Replica Large Mercury Glass Vase a different and unique look.
The Replica Large Mercury Glass Antique Vase measures 7 inches high by 4.5 inches wide with a 3 inch opening on a clear glass pedestal. Manufactured in India for the Teleflora Corporation, this Large Mercury Glass Antique Vase is an elegant way to present a plant or flowers. The Replica Large Mercury Glass Antique Vase IS NOT FDA approved for food use and is NOT dishwasher safe. The Large Mercury Glass Antique Vase does not contain mercury and is a replication of Mercury Glass Folk Art.