Art Nouveau vaseline glass lantern


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circa 1880

United Kingdom

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Circa 1880, exceptional Vaseline Glass/Uranium Glass lantern with highly unusual honeycomb surface.

Lantern measures 23cm x 29cm inclusive of frame, the glass is unusually large, being 23cm x 15cm. Rare to find a lantern of this style, size and age. The later Arts & Crafts style being both smaller and more common.

The glass is extraordinary, with subtle, shifting hues ranging from purple to turquoise when against a darker background to pale yellow and green in a lighter environment. It has been hand blown and has small imperfections and air bubbles accordingly. A couple of very minor, hard to spot surface scratches otherwise perfect condition.

The frame is bronze and has the original unrestored gilding. Showing signs of tarnish/wear commensurate with age. Comes with the original bronze chains which are now  lacking most of the original gilt.

We have a choice of two perfectly matched period gilt bronze ceiling roses, see last image, just let us know which you would prefer.

Please note: This has been photographed here against a dark blue room, the colours will change dependant on the environment the lantern is placed in. Against a white wall it appears much more subdued.

Shipping to mainland UK is £30, for international orders, please contact us for a delivery quote


  • H: 29cm (11.42in)
  • W: 23cm (9.06in)
  • D: 23cm (9.06in)


circa 1880

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We are Rebecca Roche and Alex Coward.

Our background is in the visual arts, and we value craftsmanship and skill in all things.  This love for quality and beauty, and the scarcity of it in so much of modern manufacturing, has led us to this venture: A Bohemian boutique offering rare, unusual antiques, art pieces and vintage items for the home and garden.


Our style is not for the faint hearted!

We lean towards the highly decorative.  If you don't immediately recoil at the prospect of having a huge polychrome carved Balinese temple door in your living room you are in the right place.  We don't do beige or magnolia and we may not be the landlords go to choice, but why choose neutrals when you can have Turquoise or Gold?


We like painted things, woven things, carved things and gilded things.  If it is unique and beautiful, if the hand of the artist is present, we like it.  We love great design, elegant lines, bold colour. And gilded things.

We source items from across the ages, from 18th Century Asia to 20th Century Europe.  We want to help you create bespoke interiors, to mix and match; to provide an eclectic, rich, opulent and exotic living environment.


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