this vase is about 9.5" (24cm) tall, 8" (20cm) at widest point. long, slim neck that flares at the rim and a wide, squat bulbous body. it's quite heavy (over 4lbs). the satin finish is very, very smooth, not at all grainy feeling and is on the inside as well as the outside. it's semi-opaque; the light shines nicely through the glass. the bottom has a large, finely ground and polished, inverted pontil: 3" (7.5cm) diameter "dimple" and 6" (15cm) diameter ground and polished area on the base. does anyone have any ideas as to a possible maker or age? even a guess at the region would be helpful as i can't seem to find a match for this shape anywhere.
thanks in advance,