Vintage Mercury Glass Footed Compote w/ Cast Iron Base
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You are bidding on a very unusual vintage mercury glass footed compote with a wooden stem and cast iron base. I have no idea exactly how old it is, but I would guess it's from the 30's or 40's. The mercury glass has abstract marks of orange, white and light and dark amythest within the silvering. I am guessing bits of colored glass were put in the mercury during the blowing process. It was difficult to get a good picture of the interior of the bowl due to reflections, but the mercury glass is completely intact, with no signs of flaking or damage. The bowl measures 6 inches in diameter by approximately 2 3/4 inches high. The green part of the stem is wood, the off white part is cast iron, as is the fancy green base. T is some crackling and minor paint loss on the off white part and a few flecks of paint off the green wood stem. Otherwise, this uncommon piece of mercury glass is in excellent condition. If you like the unusual, this would make a wonderful addition to your collection. Payment to be made within 10 days from the end of the auction. Paypal or money order only please. Please email zip for shipping quote. Also email for foreign rate. Insurance is required. Thanks and good luck.