ugggh , I just lost my post
I understand what you are saying Craig. I've had another look at mine and I still feel theoretically it is a well made piece, it is 9" (22.5cm) tall weighs 2.2lb or 1kg and the rim is polished and bevelled and measures 3.5mm or 1/8", so a good weight for size etc. finished well no issues. But I have changed my view on it since I last posted that I thought it was an old piece(and not just because of the Taiwan label lol. It has never been out on display with any of my glass because it didn't work with anything else.
My problem with it has always been the brashness of the iridescence and the applied colours, it's gaudy, and also the 'speckliness' of the surface feel and iridescence on it. It's not sticky per se but it has an odd texture as though before it was dry it was covered in very very fine granular bits...or something.
I've taken some pics which might show this, and a comparison to a Kralik piece for future ref. None of my Kralik pieces feel remotely like this vase does regardless of decor.