A vintage pair if matching vases in two different sizes made by the Silver City Glass Co. of Meriden, CT. There is a tall and short vase and they are similar in style but have different top openings - one slanted and one straight across.
The silver designs that run up the vases are a leafy fern with a tiny flower here and there. The fern leaves seem to run down the vases rather than grow up them. The top edges if each vase are rimmed with a thin silver band which was very popular in the mid century. The bottom portions of these two vases have a heavier rounded glass at the base that is about 1/2" thick.
The tall vase has a diagonal slant at the top opening, and the smaller vase is flat across it opening making them quite distinctive.
The original tag is on the taller vase. It reads "Sterling on Crystal - non tarnish" on one side. The other side says "No polishing necessary" and has the Silver City Glass Co. of Meriden Conn noted at the bottom. Inside this tag is a brief history of the Silver City company that had been in business since 1907. The city of Meriden CT, where this company was located, earned the nickname "Silver City", due to the large number of silver manufacturers that were there. It was in business from approx. 1905 to 1984.
Tall vase - 10" tall. Top opening is 1 1/2" in diameter. It is 2 1/2" wide at widest part.
Shorter vase - 6" tall. Top opening is 2" in diameter. It is 2" wide at the bottom where it widens.
In nice vintage condition with no chips or cracks. Light wear commensurate with vintage age. See photos for detail.
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