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« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2005, 01:01:54 AM »
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Here is a little brother of the dimple vase, very lightweight glass. I was expecting Germany or Italy for this one, the purple one next to it is equally lightweight and seems to be Elme, I was told. Why Italy? Because of the similarities to lightweight bottles made for Grappa bottelers.  Very curious to see what Cathy comes up with.

Hi Ivo - you will have to be patient. We're renovating, moving and I have 50% worth of assessment due in the next week, so things are going slowly!  What resembles it is the dimples with the characteristic round pattern at the base, a bit like a button on a leather chesterfield, if that makes sense! The blue vase in question is buried deep in our garage in a box somewhere, but I do promise to dig it out and a make a photo of it and label copyleft.

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« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2006, 02:02:08 AM »
:D  :D  :D

Remember how I promised a picture of the dimple vase I had hiding in the garage somewhere? Finally found it!! The label doesn't in fact say "handmade in Western Germany" and "foreign" - that was an orange pottery urn in the same box  :oops:  :oops:

What is does say is "mundgeblasen, handgeformt", which means "mouth blown, hand made". Which could of course be just be a label for the German market.
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-5986
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-5985

(label is copyleft, should anyone want it)

Note the circles at the base of the dimple effect, which gives the resemblance to Nic's vase.

Anyway, so Ivo do  you think this could be Elme?

Changing the topic just slightly, when would there have been a place defined as Western Germany as opposed to West Germany? Immediately after the war, or before then?

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« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2006, 07:33:22 AM »
Definitely German (west or western makes no difference).
I think I may have uneartehd a long standing mystery last week when I found a moss green brandy glass in ultrathin sodaglass - same type as discussed here - with an IG/ Ingridsticker on it, the florist supplier from Germany.
Question is, of course, where did THEY have it made - but there is undenyably some progress.
So your blue vase is most likely German, and quite possibly from Ingridglas.

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« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2006, 10:12:33 AM »
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a moss green brandy glass in ultrathin sodaglass.


Ivo, is the very thin soda glass characteristic of Germany? I ask because my mother has a smallish jug/vase (about 4-5 inches tall), which is this colour and so very thin that I'm always scared to touch it. It has a label for (from memory) east Germany (DDR).

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« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2006, 02:22:03 PM »
Quite possible, the Lausitz area (is eastern Germany, south of Dresden) is and was full of glass makers - though nothing immediately jumps out of the Lausitz glass book to shout "yoohoo! - Me!, Me!".

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« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2006, 11:51:43 PM »
Thanks Ivo, I'll take the camera and get a photo of it next time I'm over hers.

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« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2006, 05:21:52 PM »
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I've had a thing stuck in this vase for about 3 years now. I still don't know what it is.
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10011/Picture%20731.jpg

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Hi Tigerchips,

Just wondered if you'd managed to identify the vase before it went in the drawer?  I think my ruby one looks a lot like your amethyst one.  Is it about 10" tall?

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« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2006, 10:52:52 PM »
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I've had a thing stuck in this vase for about 3 years now. I still don't know what it is.
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10011/Picture%20731.jpg

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Hi Tigerchips,

Just wondered if you'd managed to identify the vase before it went in the drawer?  I think my ruby one looks a lot like your amethyst one.  Is it about 10" tall?

Thanks
Cat


Hi Cat - Apparently Gullaskruf, Aseda,  Elme, and Lindeshammer all made similar vases, but if you post a picture of yours maybe someone (possibly Ivo) can ID it for you.

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« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2006, 05:21:31 PM »
The vase was thrown out long ago.  :shock: The finish on the top was bad, it wasn't even straight and on the rim the white casing had holes in it.

It was around 13 inches high and I never did get that thing out of it.  :lol:

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« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2007, 01:01:57 AM »
My glass collection is quite small still, so I can just keep a detailed database on my computer of what everything is - along with what I paid for it in case I ever want to sell it, and what it sold for in case I stumble across another at a bargain price.  :)

It's less messy than stickers.  :P

Incidentally, this system is still working for me with exactly 500 items in my database - predominantly Holmegaard, unsurprisingly enough!  ;D

But the point in this post is...

Remember how I promised a picture of the dimple vase I had hiding in the garage somewhere? Finally found it!! The label doesn't in fact say "handmade in Western Germany" and "foreign" - that was an orange pottery urn in the same box  :oops:  :oops:

What is does say is "mundgeblasen, handgeformt", which means "mouth blown, hand made". Which could of course be just be a label for the German market.

Just spotted one identical to mine in form, bearing the same label as yours on eBay.de...

AUCTION

My, this is a lengthy ongoing mystery...  ;D

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