Irises are a global flower connected through every day life, history, symbolism and through masterpiece works of art. Certainly a celebrated flower admired for centuries by all walks of life. This hand painted art glass vase with vibrant and textured polychrome enameling of blooming Irises is from Bohemian glasshouse, Carl Goldberg, Haida, Czech Republic. Many different glass shapes blown in green satin glass were produced with floral sprays of hand painted Irises by Goldberg.
Certainly a collector's delight! An interesting thought, could "Irises in Monet's Garden" or Vincent Van Gogh's "Irises" painting been Goldberg's creative inspiration? Who knows what Carl Goldberg's inventiveness was 120 years ago. The popularity of this particular hand painted flower was a favorable floral subject at the turn of the 20th Century and Goldberg's production of this highly sought after, floral art design flourished into the global market for export. Enameled Colours: Pink, Lavender, White and Green.The wooden base is not included. Best offers and questions are graciously welcomed! The word iris is Greek for "rainbow". The story of the Iris flower dates back to Ancient Greece, when Iris, the Goddess of the rainbow, acted as the messenger between heaven and earth. She traveled from one world to another, carrying messages across the arc of the rainbow. The iris flower meaning are faith, wisdom, peace of mind, friendship and hope.
Purple iris is symbolic of wisdom and compliments, yellow iris symbolizes passion, blue iris symbolizes hope and faith while white iris symbolizes purity. Irises may also express admiration and courage. February is a month of romance and iris is a fitting symbol. An alternate February birth flower is the violet. Iris flowers are a beautiful and meaningful gift for a February birthday and the flower that is suitable for the 25th wedding anniversary.The item "Antique Bohemian Carl Goldberg Green Hand Painted IRIS Enameled Art Glass Vase" is in sale since Saturday, February 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Glass\Vases". The seller is "goodwinantiques" and is located in Preston, Maryland. This item can be shipped worldwide.