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Author Topic: Is this Empoli? Olive green cased vase  (Read 1396 times)

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Is this Empoli? Olive green cased vase
« on: October 29, 2009, 08:46:15 AM »
Last one - apologies for hogging the posts :) but I have been trying to identify cased glass for days and I am stuck.  However, I think dredging my memory, that a vase with a similar type rim had been posted and it was suggested Empoli?
This is 7" tall.  Can anyone tell me what the circular marks are on the base please?  why would there be so many of them?  is it a tool used in the making?
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Re: Is this Empoli? Olive green cased vase
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010, 05:39:05 PM »
I'm looking at hyacinth vases at the moment :)
Long shot I know, but might this be one?
The neck width seems right, the cup at the top seems ok, but the neck length may be a bit long?
 Patricia, if you read this, I have seen cased ones but not seen one like this.
As I said, just a long shot, but if anyone has any ideas?
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m

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Re: Is this Empoli? Olive green cased vase
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2010, 05:47:35 PM »
if you can fit three fingers into the neck it may be used as one - but the question which is harder to answer is, was it designed as one? If there is a cup which will support a bulb and not a flat rim then the answer may be yes. But if the piece is opaque it will not allow you to see the root development - which is essential for a bulb vase. So my opinion on this one is - not likely.

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Re: Is this Empoli? Olive green cased vase
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010, 05:54:27 PM »
thanks Ivo :)
I also wondered about how you could tell what was happening to the bulb.
Thanks also for your post on the other thread. 
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Re: Is this Empoli? Olive green cased vase
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2010, 09:27:48 PM »
Miranda, not a bulb vase this time, but a vase.
As Ivo pointed out, a bulb wants and needs a cup to settle in. Most people prefer to be able to follow the progress of the roots but there are plenty of bulb vases out there which prevent this because of the way they were made (terracotta even). Some of them were made of glass so dark it represented soil (or so the bulb catalogues tell us).
I will never be able to explain the glass techniques of a bulb vase to you. All I know is that just about every technique possible was used for them and that Victorian England brought forward some stunning examples.
Do be careful, before you know it you are hooked!

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Re: Is this Empoli? Olive green cased vase
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2010, 11:15:49 PM »
Thanks Patricia  :)
I'm not hooked but I will buy them if I see them - mind you I will be living in hope that my hyacinths actually flower properly  ::) this year.

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Re: Is this Empoli? Olive green cased vase
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010, 06:59:49 AM »
I was going to say I saw a similar one on ebay described as a hyacinth vase but I suspect it was the same one!?

I think it might well be a hyacinth vase. If it's not, what's the cup for?
Julie

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