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  • Item Category: Glass
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Sep 05, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

I am selling a lifetime collection of treasures for my Mom
to assist in her caregiver expenses (she will be 95 in November!).
Included in her items are crystal, jewelry, dolls, antique
china, furs, needlepoint, and an assortment of
many other items she collected over the years . . . all in
mint or almost mint condition (not surprising, as she has always
been a most fastidious person - many things lived
in display cabinets, storage boxes or individual jewelry boxes).
Some things will be new and others very gently used.
is the largest crystal piece in her collection . . . a gorgeous,
heavy, basket type bowl totally made of perfectly clear crystal by a french
company that produced crystal only during the period 1950 - 1970.
It carried the mark Art Vannes France before evolving into
DeSevres, and later, Daum. This large piece has a very clear acid etched
mark centered on the bottom of the bowl. The bowl's design is
eight open petals that are all made of heavy looped crystal that center
themselves at the bottom of the bowl creating a basket that
looks like a single flower . . . this makes a truly stunning centerpiece!
My mom used to fill it with bright glass ball ornaments
during the holidays and ornamental fruit or silk flowers the rest
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