Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mercury Glass

I found something in the thrift store last week and I think it is the real deal.  Anybody an expert on mercury glass.  I think this is a mercury glass vase.

This is inside.

This is the bottom.

Here is the base of it.

It will look great for Christmas.  It has no chips or cracks just the aged patina.  What do you think?
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Sonny G said...

Not sure if I have ever seen the real thing in person but thats a great new treasure and I like the patina on it... great find~!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

i love it! I just love mercury glass, and yes it looks wonderful at Christmas!

Richard Cottrell said...

Yes, you have a real antique mercury glass vase. In it's day it was known as,"poor mans silver." People could not afford silver so glass companies began to make mercury glass, which sold for much yes. It was out of production for awhile as mercury was harmful to the factory workers who made it. They are making it today, but not with mercury, today they use a metal leave tissue applied to the inside. Your vase is a very nice example. Richard from My Old Historic House.


Yep, you scored one there. You have a beautiful old mercury glass vase and I am SO envious! My thrift stores don't usually have such wonderful treasures and if they do, there's usually a big crack or something. Woo! Hoo!


Lisa said...

You lucky duck!

Gina said...

I don't know for sure, but I would have to think it's the real deal. I love it! Great find!

xinex said...

Oh it's stunning, Sherry. Really pretty!..Christine

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Yes, I'd say it's the real thing. I have a collection of faux mercury glass and a few real pieces. Great find.


Unknown said...

This is beautiful. Great find. I know nothing about glass...but I do love those Halloween cards in your previous post! Very nice..

Brenda Pruitt said...

You know what? I think I had what is considered mercury glass now that I see yours. And I didn't pack it!

Debbie said...

I'm not a mercury glass expert so I won't offer an opinon on that. I'll just say that it is completely lovely and no matter what, you got a score!

Heaven's Walk said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

I think you might have the real deal there! What a score! Hope you have a grand day! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse