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Offline jinxi

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Cubist Figural Vase - ID = WMF Ice bucket
« on: October 25, 2010, 08:40:37 PM »
Hi, Bought this vase in UK recently and I really need some help please to try and identify where it has come from and the maker.  Few photos here:-  

http://www.flickr.com/photos/55140067@N07/sets/72157625240575944/

It is ice glass and appears to have been molded in three sections, i.e. two halves joined together and then a complete tube shaped slice for the rim piece added after the other two pieces were joined.

Fair amount of age wear to the base and I actually think it is probably ?1920s or 1930s but don't know for sure.

Unusual in that the molding goes 'out' from the vase but also 'in' to the vase so that the inside has all sorts of lumps and angles too.

Around the vase are a panel of four different and very cubist type figures.  

My first thought was that it was probably French and even wondered whether it was based on Picasso's Les Demoiselles D'Avignon.  Not that the figures are the same but there are certainly some similarities.  The person I bought it from said that it had belonged to her very elderly Great Aunt who was very well travelled and had particularly liked both Germany and Australia.

What do you all think?

Veronica



Offline Paul S.

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Re: Cubist Figural Vase
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010, 09:06:48 PM »
anyone know if Baccarat did pieces like this?   They certainly did some chunky vases. :)


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Re: Cubist Figural Vase
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010, 09:16:31 PM »


Offline jinxi

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Re: Cubist Figural Vase
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2010, 10:16:16 PM »
Thank you Mosquito.  Sure that you are right and it is the same.  Mine missing silver rim and handle.  Thank you for clearing that up for me.

Veronica


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Re: Cubist Figural Vase
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2010, 05:57:38 AM »
There aren't any figures in this are there?  ::peers closely::   :huh:

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Re: Cubist Figural Vase
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2010, 06:09:44 AM »
Yes Max, there are four but very stylised!


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Re: Cubist Figural Vase
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2010, 06:18:01 AM »
It's unlikely to have been made in three pieces. Looks like it was blow-moulded using a two-part mould. Glass like this isn't usually made in sections; the moulds are though.


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Re: Cubist Figural Vase
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2010, 08:07:09 AM »
Hi Veronica,
The figures must be like those magic eye pictures! I can't see them either.

Just to expand on the technique, with blow-moulded pieces, air pushes the glass evenly into the mould so you will get ripples and indentations on the interior.


 

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