I love this vase, it shows that Italy did moulded glass in the 1960s / 70s very much in the style of Czech (Bohemian) – I have the same one as well which also says ‘Italy’ on the base in raised letters, it is a mystery how J Miller Guide 2004 pp283 has the vase down as ‘Royal Bohemia’ 1970. I presume that the Miller vase was not impressed with Italy on the base, and with it looking like other Royal Bohemia vases it was given the attribution, I have actually never seen this vase without ‘Italy’ on the base so perhaps I am wrong and it is an exact copy of a Royal Bohemia vase, can anyone shed any light on this?
I have very similar clear moulded glass vases with different designs marked ‘Fidenza Italy’ to the base in raised letters c1970 (very similar), the base well is also close. While very similar in type to the vases we have with just ‘Italy’ I cannot say if they are by ‘Fidenza’ as well, anyone know if there is a connection?
There is a very strong connection in the design of your (and my) Italian wavy design vase to the pineapple design and I really appreciate you bringing this into the debate. Marcus is working along the lines of the blue and green Pineapple vases being Czech and I tend to agree, the vase within this thread that he is looking at is the pewter grey vase with triangular moulding and a hexagonal base, I was questioning whether it might also be Czech, but have spoken to Marcus about certain differences and with his extensive knowledge of post war Czech glass, I can see what he means, we are both searching for another country and manufacturer, although I think Marcus is on the better trail and will post on that vase when he is ready.
Thanks again, excellent pictures