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Antique English Glass Hyacinth Vase

  • England, circa 1890
  • Dimensions: 7 1/4 inches height, Base - 3 1/2 inches

Hyacinth vases, sometimes called tulip vases or bulb vases, were used to force flowering bulbs for wintertime blooms indoors. They were quite popular in the Victorian period. Some homes had many vases as they were lovely adornments for kitchen window sills as well as other places in a home.

A stunning Antique Cobalt Blue English Glass Hyacinth Vase. This particular vase is slightly different in shape to the churn style which is the classical Victorian Hyacinth Vase. This one has a slender body but expands a littler bit more right above the base. There is a flaring rim which was intended to hold a bulb just above the water line so as to root. A vibrant cobalt blue which is also known as Bristol blue, is the color of this vase.

The tradition of collecting Hyacinth Vases has certainly continued into the 21st century and is just as popular today as it was back then.

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