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Author Topic: 'Hobnail' glass vase  (Read 1615 times)

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Offline TxSilver

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Re: 'Hobnail' glass vase
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2008, 04:38:44 PM »
Your vase appears to be made in the spirit of the Murano lenti vases. I saw a vase similar to yours being sold as Barovier the other day, but I do not think the attribution was correct. The Murano lenti (Barovier and Seguso) pieces have "lumps" that are molded than applied. The ones I have seen are all the same size and nicely rounded. The ones on your vase look like they may be molded onto the surface, have more space between them than the classic Murano lenti, and have two different sizes. The walls of your vase look thinner than the Murano lenti vases.

From the colors I suspect that your vase may either be Czech or Blenko. I don't know, but I hope this will help some. Can you tell if the "lumps" were molded into the glass or if they were applied? If they are molded into the glass, it will tell you a lot. It is a pretty vase, no matter who made it.

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Re: 'Hobnail' glass vase
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2008, 05:28:23 PM »
Hi Anita, Blenko is a good thought.  Grandma says in her first post up the top that the bumps are hollow as if pushed out from the inside. Does that help further?

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Re: 'Hobnail' glass vase
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2008, 07:21:13 PM »
Thanks, Anne. I missed that totally. My eyes are lasting well as I get older, but my brain is rapidly fading.  :( Having hobnails that are pushed out lets us know it isn't a Murano lenti piece. I am glad that I was not tempted to buy the one that was on auction the other day.

I checked some Blenko sites this morning and couldn't find this exact vase, but I saw a few similar things. Maybe a Blenko expert will appear soon. Staying with the B's because of the letter on Grandma's second vase -- another company that does hobnail vases similar to Blenko is Bischoff. I would mention a couple of Czech companies that start with a B, but that would probably be more confusing than helpful right now. It can be so hard to track Czech glass.

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Re: 'Hobnail' glass vase
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2008, 07:46:42 PM »
This is Terrys pic of his similar labelled Blenko "bubblewrap" vases. There seems to be a difference in the bubbles, not just the size and I've never heard of a mark in the glass for Blenko. I think they were only made in that size / shape.
Gallery of Blenko marks here http://www.blenkocollectors.com/blenkocollmarks.htm

Neither have I heard of a mark in the glass for Bischoff. All that I saw of Terry's collection were labelled but it's possible I guess.

My first reaction was Italian but I don't have the name of any particular company to suggest. I seem to rem that Terry had a similar one which he could not id but I can't find a pic right now.
Def not Czech IMHO
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Re: 'Hobnail' glass vase
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2008, 08:11:53 PM »
Guess it's pressed blown same as this:
http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de/deckeldosen/02810.html
maker unknown  >:D
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