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This is my fave out of the 2 vases I bought at the charity shop.  I know I've seen the style, but don't know where it comes from.  The external glass has a refractive quality, is that makes any sense ie you can't see through it because the light is bouncing all over the place.  Hopefully that shows in the pictures.  The base is mostly concave, with just the tiniest flattened bit to allow it to stand.  There are six bands of green and blue inside.  It is about 6.5" tall and quite heavy.  I love it!  Any ideas where it may have been made?  Thank you!
Nancy


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Re: 2nd speculative buy - really lovely cased clear glass vase
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2011, 02:50:13 PM »
Caithness, Oban range. More examples if you search this board.

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Re: 2nd speculative buy - really lovely cased clear glass vase
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2011, 02:51:36 PM »
That's great.  Thank John!  Will have a look.

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Re: 2nd speculative buy - really lovely cased clear glass vase
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011, 04:48:27 PM »
Oh, that's not fair, I was going to say Caithness, 'cos of the colour streaks, but the base seemed too heavy!  :cry: That wouod have been the second one I would have got right...ooooops, sorry Nancy this isn't a quiz, is it!!  :pb:
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Re: 2nd speculative buy - really lovely cased clear glass vase
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2011, 05:11:28 PM »
This Board isn't for the faint hearted Rosie!  But while I've got your attention, and maybe you may redeem yourself here, do you how the effect I tried to describe was produced?  I mean, it's not just plain, clear glass, so what is it?  (That's your starter for 10 . .)
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Re: 2nd speculative buy - really lovely cased clear glass vase
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2011, 05:49:39 PM »
Textured is how I would describe it.

Rosie, you can't have too many books... ;D

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Re: 2nd speculative buy - really lovely cased clear glass vase
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2011, 06:01:37 PM »
I hate to be a pain John, but how does it get 'textured'?  It's certainly a very smooth finish, so is texturing a process that the glass goes through?  Reckon I need some books myself.
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Re: 2nd speculative buy - really lovely cased clear glass vase
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2011, 06:02:48 PM »
I don't know...... :cry: :usd: :pb:
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Re: 2nd speculative buy - really lovely cased clear glass vase
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2011, 02:51:03 PM »
Three ways I can think of off hand, blown into a mould, rolled onto a suitable surface to give the desired finish or manipulated with a tool of some sort. All would be performed when the glass is molten and fluid, blown into a mould I would think is most likely here. Once a vessel has cooled it could be engraved or cut and polished to give texture.

The back of this hedgehog was given texture by repeated cutting or grinding (the Italian term for this is Battuto): https://picasaweb.google.com/Johnmj100/CzechGlass#5432668265232393970

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Re: 2nd speculative buy - really lovely cased clear glass vase
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2011, 02:57:28 PM »
I'm not sure texturing is common on the Caithness Oban ranges at all!

(I've got a bit which has a "texture" - of cellulite - it's an accidental finish. It's on an Isle of Wight Studio Glass blue azurene Fish, by Michael Harris, circa '86).

However, this texture on this bit of Oban is clearly intended to be there.
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