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Offline lisa2011

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Hello,

I've been meaning to sign up here for ages, I collect the miniature glass animals from the 60s and 70s.
I collect them for fun, and would like to find out more about them, and share my collection..

Today, I purchased this glass vase, because I've never seen anything quite like it before. It may originally have had a lid.  It seems to have some age to it, because it has surface scratches on the base
even though it shows in the photo as a black background its on a blue glass background
it has a strange texture, it's not smooth.

The lady I purchased it from, said it was her Mother IN Laws. She said she travelled in Europe a lot, I asked her if she ever went to the Mediterranean ?sp? because at a complete guess, from my little knowledge of my glass animals, id say that;s where it was from.

it has a few nibbles around the rim. it measures around 13cm tall.

I just wondered if anyone could tell me a little more about it.

I love the vivid colours, oranges, reds, blues and greens!

Hope I've entered the pics ok. :)

(http://i54.tinypic.com/2rmv6ed.jpg)
(http://i56.tinypic.com/11v5m5x.jpg)


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Re: A vividly multicoloured Med. vase. with a blue base and unusual shape
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011, 05:48:27 PM »
Almost certainly Bohemian/Czech, late 19th C through to 1930s. It probably had a metal grid for holding flowers rather than a lid. This is often called spatter glass and was made by many companies in different colours and shapes.


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Re: A vividly multicoloured Med. vase. with a blue base and unusual shape
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011, 05:52:11 PM »
Oh wow. Im amazed and so impressed.  a reply within minutes with just the info I was after  :thup: wow you know your stuff :)
Thank you :)


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Re: A vividly multicoloured Med. vase. with a blue base and unusual shape
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2011, 06:09:09 PM »
This seems to be an original grill...  :)
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Re: A vividly multicoloured Med. vase. with a blue base and unusual shape
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2011, 06:13:48 PM »
oh look at that :) thats almost exactly the same!
  :clap:
so, can anyone tell me how this would have been made. was it factory produced or handmade?
is it blown in to a mould? are the colours laid on top of the blue vase?


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Re: A vividly multicoloured Med. vase. with a blue base and unusual shape
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2011, 06:21:34 PM »
 :hiclp: :hiclp: :thup:  Nice Piece !!
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Re: A vividly multicoloured Med. vase. with a blue base and unusual shape
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2011, 06:27:42 PM »
It was made by hand in a factory. A lot of glass was and is. A blue glass blob was hand blown into a bubble, then it was rolled in glass chips on a metal slab called a marver. Then it was reheated before hand blowing into a mould to form the final shape. The chips melt onto the surface but are not completely smoothed out. That's a bit of an "economy" description but near enough.


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Re: A vividly multicoloured Med. vase. with a blue base and unusual shape
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2011, 10:47:40 PM »
Nice example.... Czech/Bohemian for sure....  Great color combination.....

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Re: A vividly multicoloured Med. vase. with a blue base and unusual shape
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2011, 11:57:18 PM »
Hello Lisa2011,  :hi:  Lovely vase, now can we see the animals please .....there is a thread running in the CafĂ© section of 'themed displays...you show me yours, I'll show you mine'......pleeeze  ;D
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Re: A vividly multicoloured Med. vase. with a blue base and unusual shape
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2011, 12:42:09 AM »
The thread Rosie refers to above was recently moved to the Glass forum. See here:
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,39041.msg215804.html#msg215804
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