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Offline Shompi

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"Roman vase !!" needing ID
« on: August 29, 2005, 01:26:54 PM »
Any ideas about this odd little gem ?

It is a dirty ultramine colour, roughly blown with unground pontil, unfinished neck and numerous faults. It stands 110mm tall with diameter of 46mm at the bulb.

Purchased at auction as a 'Roman vase' but obviously not, can you help ??

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Offline Max

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2005, 01:51:52 PM »
The bright colour, the air bubbles trapped and the rough pontil mark reminds me of Mexican glass.   :?
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2005, 10:39:26 PM »
Spanish recycled glass
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2005, 07:44:16 AM »
:D:lol::D
And I vote for Mexican recycled!
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2005, 04:03:18 PM »
ok Mexnish recycled glass :D
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2005, 05:53:29 PM »
Shompi

if i was you i would take it back to the auction house and get your money back, which you are entitled to do " as goods misinformed or misleading "
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2005, 08:19:33 PM »
Ray, was I completely wrong with Mexican glass?  I have a piece here that I've always called that - have I been wrong all this time?  lol It won't be the first time.   :D  :wink:
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2005, 06:30:25 AM »
Mucho gracias for the advice gentlemen, nice to have some ideas about its true origin. It was at a small local auction where they tend to exaggerate a little sometimes and it only cost £1 anyway so I don't feel the need to ask for a refund, and even though it has no great value I still like its quirky look so will keep it for now. Mañana !

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