Glasses in jewel-colored glass with silver overlays. So pretty they almost don’t need flowers. Art Nouveau from the turn of the century a few centuries back. Made by Alvin Silver which imported the glass vases and applied the silver overlay, by a process they held the patent for.

Vase. ca. 1900.
Vase with glass in blue and purple with peach. ca. 1900. Glass attributed to Loetz with an Alvin Silver overlay. Image © 2019 Spencer Marks Ltd. Fair use license. via
Vase. ca. 1900.
Vase with cranberry glass and an iris silver overlay motif. ca. 1900. Glass from an unknown maker with an Alvin silver overlay. Image © 2019 Heritage Auctions. Fair use license. via
Cobalt blue aurene bud vase. ca, 1900.
Cobalt blue aurene bud vase. ca, 1900. Loetz glass with an Alvin sterling silver overlay. Image © 2012 LR Antiques, Houston. Fair use license. via

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