Sparkle, shimmer, shine. Our contemporary mercury glass keepsakes feature a chic, antique silver-flecked finish that adds elegance to every bouquet. Choose from three classic designs: our mercury glass bowl with pedestal, hurricane vase, and tapered vase. They're all part of of Teleflora's exclusive Flowers-in-a-Gift collection. Even after the flowers are gone, these glittering cases will serve as a stylish focal point for any room.
Our reproduction mercury glass vases and bowl add a romantic touch to your table or mantel. They are gorgeous when grouped in a cluster, or beautiful on their own. After the flowers have matured, fill them with branches or dried flowers for an instant winter arrangement. They are perfect for dinner parties; we suggest at least three to create the romantic vibe!
With its unique mirror surface and sleek silvery shine, mercury glass is easy to identify and is truly distinct among the many types of Art glass produced. Teleflora's signature mercury glass bowl is inspired by the American Folk Art Museum, modeled after vintage mercury glass centerpieces from the 19th century. Of course, our version is produced using modern methods, making it safe for use as home d├ęcor.
In fact, while it looks silver and is commonly referred to as "mercury glass," neither mercury nor silver was ever used in the original formula. Real silvered mercury glass describes glass that was blown double-walled, then silvered between the layers with a solution containing silver nitrate in a liquid form and sealed. After it first appeared at the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition in London, mercury glass became the latest rage in collectible art glass and continued to be produced in its original form for 80 years.