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Offline miccie

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Holmegaard Gulvase Authenticity
« on: August 25, 2010, 07:26:28 PM »
Hi, I wonder if anyone can offer their opinion on a recent purchase.  We already own one cased yellow Gulvase and have taken delivery of a second.  However we are seriously doubting the authenticity of this new arrival.

It measures 36.5cms and weighs 1040grams - our concern started when placing it beside our original - such a difference in colour.  Also I note, from the many pictures I have looked at since, that the cased vases have a 'layer' of glass on the base which is almost transparent - the new vase does not have this.  The base (underside) of our original vase appears to have 'circles' whereas the new base is quite flat.

As I have contacted the seller questioning the authenticity and he is adament that it is correct I would appreciate any further advice I can received to help me decide my course of action.



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Re: Holmegaard Gulvase Authenticity
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010, 08:50:52 PM »
Which vase is the one in question?

The vase on the left looks okay to me, as an example of a later yellow/opal vase. The vase on the right... the darker 'custardy' yellow was used on the earlier yellow cased in clear vases (no white interior), but I can't tell from your photo if yours is white inside or not.


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Re: Holmegaard Gulvase Authenticity
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 04:45:12 AM »
It is the vase on the left which we are concerned about, the vase on the right (the mustardy colour) has a white interior, and is cased in clear , which if you look carefully you will see the layer I am talking about at the bottom.

The vase on the left also has a white interior but does not have the same finish to the bottom.  We are also very concerned that it weighs no more than the smaller vase on the right


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Re: Holmegaard Gulvase Authenticity
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 05:35:54 AM »
Here are some further photographs, the first two are of the smaller, mustard colour vase, the last two are of the vase I am questioning






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Re: Holmegaard Gulvase Authenticity
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 08:50:43 AM »
I, personally, would be a little more concerned about the custardy/mustardy vase because the colour is a little too dark - but the proportions and finish look to be spot-on so I'd perhaps put it down to colour variation. If you look at Holmegaard's 'coral' colour, it can range from a very vibrant red to a somewhat wishy-washy orange.

The finish of the lighter (in both senses) vase - it looks fine. Here are old photos of my lighter yellow Gulvvase (two v's)...


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Re: Holmegaard Gulvase Authenticity
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010, 09:04:23 AM »
Hi, once again thanks for your response and for posting some pictures of your own vases. 

The picture of your 3 vases appears to show that all 3 are cased when looking at the bottom of the vase, i.e. there is a layer of what appears to be almost 'uncoloured' glass.  Certainly I have this on the smaller of my vases, along with some smaller items I from the palet range which I own.  The larger vase does not display this and the underside is very 'smooth'.  Which my two pictures show.


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Re: Holmegaard Gulvase Authenticity
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010, 09:26:02 AM »
They're all handmade, and variations do occur. Besides the thickness of base (my light yellow vase has a very thin base also), every feature of your vase matches up with mine, and base thickness is only down to how much transparent glass the glassblowere happened to use time.


 

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