Moser Austrian Monumental Vase, ca. 1910
My great-great-grandfather brought it from Europe, we think Italy or Austria, and my grandmother has had it all the years until she passed away with my mother having it, and now it's mine. It was always so special. My grandmother built a special gold cabinet. In fact, she's dancing in Heaven today with us filming this, because this was a real prize for her.
A real prize, but you've never had it appraised or look at?
Number one, it's monumental. It's 22 inches tall and about six-and-a-half inches in diameter. And this is all very heavy gilt gold, applied work with enamel flowers. You of course have seen all these flowers all the way around this piece. This is an emerald green. I'm going to refer to it as a window. And we have the emerald green windows down here so you see the light through. The interesting thing about these pieces, there's sort of three periods of this Moser or Moser-style glass. In the 1880s, you wouldn't see as much of this little tiny raised flower look. It's a flatter look. The gilt gold looks similar, and in the 1950s, they did away with a lot of the gilt gold and the flowers were just bigger, and the colors, the emerald greens are different. This one is right in between those two time periods, which we don't see very often, and so that was really exciting. So this one is circa 1910. Moser, Austria, that's correct. A similar one sold at auction in the George Klabin collection, and the Klabin collection was a major collection that came up for sale very recently at one of the major auctions. So, that even adds to the value of the piece. I would estimate this, at auction, for $3,500 to $4,500.
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