4 Pieces Ant. Bohemian Mary Gregory Glass Style. Beautiful Historical Miniatures Mary Gregory Style
- Two jugs numbered
- Hand Painted
I wanted to learn about four beautiful glass miniatures above and a term "Mary Gregory" mentioned in their description. I found out this term indicated a style of glass, rather than a manufacturer. This style originated in Bohemia; they thought that a lady named Mary Gregory, worked in America and painted scenes of children on thousands of items of glassware. There is only a grain of true in this legend, however, the style of painting people on glassware became "Mary Gregory" style. Many well-known glass artists made beautiful things "Mary Gregory" style. Several factories in Bohemia produced this glass during the Victorian era and later. Some European countries still produce art glass Mary Gregory style. This glass is, usually, bright colors, with hand applied enamel and frosted glass, with paintings of children and adults. Sometimes, the artists would display a picture of a historical person or a character from popular books. For example, there is a vase with Huck Finn, sitting under the tree, and other well - known personalities. Probably, many of my colleagues - sellers and buyers, have already knew the above information.
Two pitchers: cobalt and cranberry, look alike. They are heavy and have numbers on the bottoms: 36 and 44. They are about 5" tall and around 3.7" at the widest part. They, probably, belong to a limited group of glass miniatures, created by a talented artesian, who valued them enough to put numbers. The yellow vase is bit taller and lighter, but as beautiful as all four miniatures. It is 6" tall and about 3.4" wide. A green pitcher/jug is shorter and heavier, than the vase. It is 4" tall, it opens wider, than other two pitchers: 2.8" on the very top and 3.4" wide. All of them look perfect for pre-owned items. No cracks, chips; painting and colors are mostly in tact. Very clean! There are very few minor defects. For example, the cobalt and cranberry pitchers have a gold line on the very top, around the "mouth". The red one has some fading of the gold line on one side. The cobalt one lost bit more of this gold line. However, I had to look very closely to see it. All and all, these miniatures look wonderful and very interesting. They are a part of history of one of the Bohemian glass art making technique. Probably, you can find an exact age of these lovely glass creations. And they could be of different age. I can only say the glass miniatures are beautiful, sophisticated and pristine for their age.