Date & Origin
England, c1890, period of Victoria
Excellent, age-related wear as shown.
Height: 19cm, Bowl: 8cm, Foot: 7.5cm.
A pair of Art Nouveau Vases dating to the late 19th century. They have green petal tops with wave moulding above clear bark moulded stems and spreading feet. These are outstanding vases and I can't recall seeing a similar pair before. Very unusual.
The Italian-born physicist Guglielmo Marconi conducted a number of communication experiments in southern Britain in 1896-1897, and the award of a patent followed his first communication across water from Lavernock Point, South Wales, to Flat Holm Island in the Bristol Channel. He established the first transatlantic signal in December 1901. His work inaugurated the 'Wireless Age'.