Author Topic: Thick-walled golden amber rectangular vase ID=Klaus Breit, Wiesenthalhütte  (Read 2980 times)

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Offline rocco

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I had seen this vase for some months on the fleamarket (professional dealer), quite liked it and had it in my hands several times but didn't want to spend a serious amount of money; until yesterday, when the seller obviously didn't want to carry it home once more, and left it to one of the people who sell the remains of other sellers in the late afternoon; he wanted 1 Euro for it, so now it is mine :)

Stands 21,5 cm tall and is quite heavy. Rim is ground and bevelled, outside has an irregular bumpy structure, inside is smooth. It is mould-blown, I guess. Quite a lot of wear to the bottom.
The colour is a really glowing golden-amber -- that is why I checked it under my poor UV lamp: and the cut rim glows green! So I guess there is some Uranium in it...

Ideas? - Age, country,...? I guess because the shape is so common it will be quite impossible to ID this, but any suggestions very much appreciated!

Thanks
Michael


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Ooh look at that a miniature!
Mine is 34 cms tall!
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Purely speculative... but the colours both look like Wiesenthalhütte?
Astrid may know more...  :huh:
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Thank you very much, Ivo and Dirk!!

Ivo, your vase does look similar -- mine just seems to be more massive (and the texture is different as far as I can see).

Dirk, if I was forced to guess ;D I would have said German as origin, but I am sure this style was produced all over the world...
I did a quick search for Wiesenthalhütte, and found this bowl in a very similar colour: http://cgi.ebay.at/1970-glas-schale-WIESENTHAL-huette-pop-panton-aera-massiv-/200452391198
BTW, the bowl on ebay reminds me of a Neodymium ashtray I posted some time ago, of which you thought it could possibly be Wiesenthalhütte as well: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,38694.0.html

edit: looked at the Wiesenthalhütte items on the Glaskilian page, and there is both
colour:
http://www.glaskilian.de/Vase-Wiesenthalhuette-in-Schwa.797+B6YmFja1BJRD03OTcmcHJvZHVjdElEPTEzOTc0JnBpZF9wcm9kdWN0PTc5NyZkZXRhaWw9.0.html
and surface texture:
http://www.glaskilian.de/Vase-Wiesenthalhuette-in-Schwa.797+B6YmFja1BJRD03OTcmcHJvZHVjdElEPTExNjg0JnBpZF9wcm9kdWN0PTc5NyZkZXRhaWw9.0.html
similar to my vase -- I guess Dirk is right!!!

What about the Uranium issue?

Michael


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Uranium seems unlikely. It would have to be a very bright green glow . A bit of a glow usually means manganese decoloriser.


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Thanks, Christine -- I did hope that a Uranium expert would chime in :)
As I don't have a good UV lamp it is hard to tell how strong the glow should be -- so I am sure you are right!

Michael


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You don't need a good UV light. A little one held against the edge should give a bright glow in everything except bright sunlight.


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Well, since all the pieces of the puzzle were already in perfect position thanks to Dirk and Michael, I can assemble it from the catalogue:

I can conform that Wiesenthalhütte made a block vase in the series that was linked to, pattern 1134 21 cm high, designed by Klaus Breit. And they did use the colour "spectral gelb" in those years.

Sounds like a match to me,

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Thanks for confirming, Astrid! Isn´t it amazing how inventive those german glassworks were
when it came to colour names? spectral gelb, neurot, elektron, mink...  ;D  ;D  ;D
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Thank you very much, Astrid!!
When I put my vase here for ID I thought the best I could expect would be guesses about its origin -- and now I know glasswork, designer and even pattern number. So great!

If you see this vase in bright daylight the colour name "spectralgelb" fits quite well :)

Michael


 

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