Mary Gregory Glass: Pink Vase
“Mary Gregory” glass is a style of glass painting which depicts scenes of children in silhouette on ruby (cranberry), blue or green glass using a white enamel paint mixed with ground glass.
The children are dressed in typical Victorian “Sunday Best” clothes, usually knickerbockers, sailor suits or crinolines
The painted scenes usually show the child in an outdoor setting, playing with butterfly nets, hoops, or blowing bubbles, and often trees and foliage are framed to one side of the composition.
The “Mary Gregory” style actually originated in Bohemia in the mid C19th.
There was an American artist, Mary Gregory, known for her decoration of glass products at the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company in Cape Cod, Massachusetts in the 1880s however she painted landscapes not children in landscapes.