Vintage LE Smith Black Amethyst Trophy Vase - Dancing Nymph Girls - Loving Cup


Featured is a beautiful L E Smith dark amethyst glass vase with two nymph girls dancing with ribbons, roses under their feet and gorgeous scrolls throughout. This embossed scene is set inside a heart and is shown only on the front of the vase; the back of the vase is smooth. This vase is called a loving cup or a trophy vase; it has two handles, ruffled rim and a squire base. This amethyst glass this vase appears black, but if you hold it up to the light you see gorgeous deep purple color.

This wonderful piece is in excellent vintage condition with no chips or cracks.

Approximate Size: 7 1/4" tall x 4 3/8" diameter x 5 7/8" wide handle to handle x 2 3/4" square base.

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I do combine shipping and refund shipping overages in excess of $1.50 (covers shipping materials) above actual cost, I’m not trying to make money off of shipping charges. I strive to ship items no later than the following business day. Items are generally shipped USPS priority mail which includes $50 insurance. All items are carefully packaged. If an item is damaged during shipping, please take pictures and let me know immediately so a claim can be filed with the shipper. If you prefer an alternate shipping method please send me a message to discuss options.

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All items are described as accurately as possible, and any damage noted. Items are twenty or more years old and may show wear consistent with age/use. I encourage you to ask any questions prior to purchase. I generally do not accept returns, but there are always exceptions, so please message me if you feel you need to return an item. If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason please reach out right away so that we may reach an amicable solution, I want you to be happy with and enjoy your purchase!


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