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Author Topic: Anyone have a clue on this Bohemian vaseline vase?  (Read 363 times)

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Offline mrvaselineglass

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Anyone have a clue on this Bohemian vaseline vase?
« on: October 15, 2010, 10:49:13 PM »
I purchased this at our vaseline glass convention last weekend.  it stands about 5" tall.  The piece is mold-blown, 3-part mold.  The top rim (down to the neck) and the underside (from foot to mold line) have remnants of gilding.  The enamel is very heavy on this piece.  I cannot tell if there was a slight impression on the piece that was used as a guide to paint on the enamel.  The inside is perfectly smooth.  There is no pontil mark.  The glass is heavy, but no lead content (dull/no bell tone).  The enamel is raised very high in comparison to other pieces I have seen.  It glows nicely under a blacklight.  I don't know if this was done at the factory, or if it was jobbed out to the cottage industry to have the enamel added.  Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Anyone have a clue on this Bohemian vaseline vase?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2010, 05:13:09 AM »
Moser

Just a wild, wild, wild, wild -- guess ??
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Re: Anyone have a clue on this Bohemian vaseline vase?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2010, 06:17:00 AM »
Bohemian? Why?

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Re: Anyone have a clue on this Bohemian vaseline vase?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2010, 07:54:58 AM »
Looks a little Gordiola ish   :ooh:

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Re: Anyone have a clue on this Bohemian vaseline vase?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2010, 12:18:44 PM »
Hello all
I wrote to Siegmar Geiselberger and he shared this with me:

"The pattern is very near to a "Islamic" pattern which was popular in the late 19th century foremost in France and in Bohemia / Silesia. The pattern and the enamel of your vase is so crude that this little vase will not come from famous producers as Harrach, Josephinenhütte oder Hecker & and certainly not from France. It was probably produced in one of the numerous nameless glass huts in the Riesengebirge (Giant Mountains) between Bohemia & Silesia before 1900. The glow of Uraniumoxid was probably not intended but comes from a low quality of the metal mix. Probably the enamel was painted by one of the numerous house workers in this region & not in the glass hut itself."

The only contradiction that came to mind was that the color was intended, and that uranium oxide was used on purpose.  I took a UV photo of this piece and it has too much uranium in it for it to be accidental.  here is a blacklight picture:

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Re: Anyone have a clue on this Bohemian vaseline vase?
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2010, 12:55:21 PM »
I think it's rather nice and I agree with your disagreement with Siegmar.

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Re: Anyone have a clue on this Bohemian vaseline vase?
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2010, 12:58:47 PM »
I sent Siegmar a blacklight photo.  I think the color of the glass looks slightly off (from usual vaseline/uranium glass), because of the remnants of the thin gilding that has worn off.  It tints it a little to the 'green olive' side. 

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