It has two reeded handles and measures 5-1/2 inches tall and 4-3/4 inches in maximum diameter. It has a polished pontil on its base and is in excellent condition with no damage.
It does have several bubbles in its glass including two shallow open bubbles on its surface just below one of its handles. These are shown in the last picture provided. One of these is very small and difficult to see.Such bubbles are common in early glass and do not detract from the beauty or value of this rare vase. This is one of the nicest Mt Washington Lava Glass vases we have seen. It has nice form with its two handles and it has more colorful glass fragments than you normally see. Most of these are still outlined in gold. It will be a great addition to any collection of rare art glass.
The item "Beautiful Mount Washington Lava Glass Vase, Circa 1878-1880" is in sale since Tuesday, April 11, 2017. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Pairpoint, Mt. The seller is "glassman-capecod" and is located in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.