For sale is a rather unique piece of Victorian glass made by the Mount Washington Glass Company of Bedford, Massachusetts. It is a Siamese rose bowl vase in the twin fashion as there are two rose bowls conjoined at the waist. The body of the vessel holds a single common area of water yet has two separate openings to hold flowers. The vase measures 2 3/8" tall and is 5 1/8" long. The depth of this vase is 2 3/8" as it is symmetrical in form. The openings for the flowers are approximately 1/2" to 5/8" wide.
The rose bowls are a sky or baby blue in a matte or satin finish. There are evenly spaced vertical ribs that encircle each orb. There is a flat platform foot to stabilize the form that measures about 1/4" tall beneath the orb. There are also applied lion head accents on each side of the vase. They are quite detailed as you can see the manes of the lion on each one. These type of button accents are highly sought after as they are usually some form of a rosette.
This Siamese rose bowl was mold pressed and you can see the mold lines on the foot and waist of the vessel. The rosettes were used to keep the water in however this made it possible to form these rose bowls sometimes into triplets or three attached as well. The top openings were also of the same mold but had the flat platform mane or wheel cut off to accommodate flowers. There are a few small flea nicks at the top openings from this process.
The Siamese rose bowl vase is in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips or dings. There are the few aforementioned flea nicks on the edge of the opening but do not take away from the value or the beauty of this lovely piece as it was done in the manufacturing process. This piece would be a perfect accent to any rose bowl or Victorian glass collection as they are very hard to come by and the lion head accents are an added bonus to enjoy!
This rose bowl vase was made circa 1890's.