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A rather ornate celery vase?

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Wondered if anyone could help in identifying this celery vase.  Had a good mooch around the net and am no further.  .

Could someone also tell me what the difference is between depression glass and pressed glass

Mod: The photos have vanished, but thread retained for info on celery vases.

I'm not sure who made your item, at first glance. I'll see what I can come up with.

Pressed glass is glass that has been made by the process of hand or machine pressing (rather than "blowing" for example).

Depression glass is one type of pressed glass - it was made in the USA in the Depression era (circa 1930s) and was generally machine pressed on production lines. It is generally found in utilitarian shapes, such as luncheon sets, dinner sets, water sets and stemware - and in pale colors, such as light pink, green and blue. The moulded patterns tend to be light and in low relief. Typical manufacturers were companies such as Jeanette, Anchor Hocking and Federal.


Interesting. Almost looks like wings on the base to accentuate the seams. Of course by the depression era, celery vases were a thing of the past. The pressing of glass really hit its stride in what we call EAPG or early American pressed glass from about 1870 onwards when glass could be produced abundantly and cheaply. This particular piece does not look American to me. Terry

Fiddlesticks - I presume your vase has "celery" marked on it somewhere.  This was a tax fiddle in the UK (and elsewhere??) immediately post WW2.  Any container to hold foodstuffs attracted low or zero tax.  No one seriously expected it to be used for anything other than flowers!

I don't recognise your vase.  It would be a help generally if everyone would put their location (just country will do fine) on their Profile as an aid to first-stage guesswork as to where things might have originated.

Adam D.

If we can allow ourselves "gut feel" then I am going to suggest this could be Rindskopf, Czech - 1920-30 ish.



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