Glass artwork from 1866 with enamel paint shows a classical Dutch representation of a flower bouquet, containing chrysanthemums, roses, and violets, stemming from a chalice. Two crested game birds sit atop the work and give balance to what is a potpourri of symbolic and sentimental objects meant to stimulate the remembrance of home. The story goes that this artwork was completed by a Dutch immigrant while he was on the boat to the US.
As it is an older work, it’s not surprising to see that it suffers from dirt contamination and areas of loss. Stay tuned for its restoration as well as its placement in a Victorian shadow box frame.