This very unusual vase was made in Eskilstuna, Sweden c1900. It stands 5" high by 3.5" in diameter at the shoulder. This handsome form has a classic Art Nouveau feel to it, and the decoration is exquisite! This vase is composed of a lightweight brass body with a bronze coating. The decoration is 'chased' or 'etched' into the bronze metal coating, exposing the brass layer below. The carved decoration is a finely etched work of art, and the overall decoration is exquisitely executed in a gorgeous Art Nouveau presentation. The etching is colored with varying patinas. The decoration presents a canopy of trees with tree trunks separating the scenes of a farmer working a field with a sickle in hand, and a lady raking a field, almost like a story board, with complementary vignettes of farm living. It has a flat matte lustrous patina in deep, handsome luminous colors, dominated in a bronze patina over a brass etching. It is one of those objects you pick up and turn in your hands, truly a craftsman's art. This vessel is marked on the base, but it appears there are letters or numerals in hand script, which are very hard to read. Pieces are usually marked 'A-Bol Ornamentik, Eskilstuna, Sweden'. We guarantee this vessel to be A-Bol Ornamentik in origin, perhaps an earlier version. This vase is in fine original condition, no apologies.