I recently acquired a pair of ribbed vases which might be described as 'amberina' - although I'm wondering if that is a good description, following the recent thread on bi-colour glass :roll: I'm about to start it all off again, because I am getting confused about how these vases might have been made, as well as being interested to find out when and by whom!
Here's a picture of the vases: http://tinypic.com/b566ur.jpg
and the base: http://tinypic.com/b5f79f.jpg
and top: http://tinypic.com/b5f7mc.jpg
You will see that they appear to be mould-blown and the top has been cut, with each of the ribs individually cut away at an angle.
I love the effect which makes it look as if the broader ribs at the bottom, which form sort of 'feet', are amber in colour. As far as I can see, this is simply an optical effect caused by the ribs sort of 'drawing down' the colour from the top of the vases! :shock: I thought at first that they were green glass 'cased' in the peach colour, but now I think they must be heat affected glass which has been 'struck' to produce the two-tone effect :? What do other people here think?
I was also surprised to see these vases on Tony Hayter's '1st Glass' website (picture copyright Tony) http://tinypic.com/b5fb6p.jpg
where Tony describes them as "Pair of Amberina Glass Vases - English - Late 19th Century" :shock:
To me, these look quite similar to mine, although the feet on the 1st Glass ones look like additions after the vases were blown and the colour may be slightly more 'rosy-pink'. Does anyone else here think they look similar?
I am confused, because I must admit that before I saw these on Tony's site I had thought mine were later - sort of 1930's - because the peachy-pink tops are a very similar colour to my peachy-pink pressed glass bowls :oops: :roll: