|Cultural Intrigue offers a variety of gorgeous Mercury Glass Vases in both Silver and Gold. Photo by Cultural Intrigue.|
|Afloral.com's elegant use of a Silver Mercury Glass Vase.|
The silvered glass sensation quickly moved west and became very popular as it's production increased in Bohemia, England and the U.S. during the 19th Century.
Many antique historians agree that the glassware produced during this period represents the exploration and development of the first glass art form.
|Centerpiece via Project Wedding. Photo by Qweddings.com.|
The pontil, or the opening at the bottom which allowed access to the the inside of the double wall, was sealed with wax or a cork to prevent air from degrading the painted surface.
Over time many antique pieces with damaged pontils were admired and regarded for their antiqued look. Cultural Intrigue has adapted this appearance, recognizing the the reflective quality of the finish enhances the natural brilliance of candlelight.
|Architecture- Inspired Austin Wedding. Photograph by QWeddings.com|
Pictured above we see the Silver Mercury Glass Vase Bubble Design looking lovely in a gorgeous centerpiece arrangement by Petal Pushers. Photo courtesy of QWeddings.com.
|Silver and Gold Christmas tree featuring ornaments from Cultural Intrigue. Photo and design by Alesya Opelt of Alesya Bags.|
The aesthetic of Mercury Glass adds a classical elegance to any occasion, and is particularly well suited for the winter holidays. Cultural Intrigue has been careful in the selection and expansion of inventory to establish a timeless modern appeal encouraged by vintage-inspired designs. Such attention to detail is essential for those looking to develop a unique personal vision while designing weddings, production, events and interior décor.
|Photo courtesy of Petalena.|
Pictured left we see a Dreamy Candlelight Spring Wedding designed by Petalena. This soft, shimmery Table-scape features some signature Cultural Intrigue pieces; including (from left to right) the Gold Mercury Glass Tealight Holder (verticle motif),
the Ice Blue Embossed Glass Candle Holder & Vase (fleur de lis), and the Gold Mercury Glass Votive Candle Holder (liquid motif). As seen here, gold and blue makes a unique and fabulous pair.
Below we see another unique styling created by Afloral.com. The overall look covers a variety of affordable decorative options; combining silver mercury glass candle holders and vases with fuchsia and purple glass bottles. Above they have hung white and lilac paper lanterns in sequence with some ivory tissue paper poms.
|Photo by Afloral.com.|
|Take a look at this inspirational Winter Holiday Soiree via Snippet & Ink. Photos by Katie at Open Air Photography. You can find similar Mercury Glass Vases, Candle Holders and Ornaments here at Cultural Intrigue.|