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Description
Vase of dark blue transparent glass, hourglass-shaped. Upper body and neck painted in gold with superimposed gold leaves and five circular panels featuring white flowers surrounded by blue grass and gold lattice, gilt trim at base of paint. Gold painted pendant design extending from gold trim. Base decorated with painted gold band and gilt trim, with superimposed band of leaves and raised berry design.
Classification
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Containers vase
Measurements
H500 x Dia145 mm
Media/Materials description
Glass
History and use
This vase is part of the Ben Ronalds collection of fine ceramics and glassware. Over his lifetime, Ronalds acquired a world-class collection of Royal Worcester and comparative pieces from other ceramics and glassware manufacturers.

Benjamin Charles Ronalds (born 1892, died 1970) migrated to Australia in 1911 from England, having served an apprenticeship in the glass trade. In Brisbane, he worked with Oxlades glaziers before opening the Decorative Glass Company in West End from 1924, and his success supported his passion, formed in 1946, to collect Royal Worcester porcelain. Over the next almost 25 years he built up a remarkable collection of that factory’s products. As well as collecting locally, he made several trips overseas, and many interstate to Melbourne and Adelaide.

His collection of over 800 pieces was donated to the Queensland Museum in 1976.
Registration number
H12100

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