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Offline Many Nice Things

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Help to identify this large and unusual art glass vase
« on: March 07, 2006, 12:13:41 PM »

Hello   :D

I recently bought a vase for £10 in a charity shop.

I was told by the shop manager that it had come from the home of a Mother of one of her friends, she had been told that it had originaly been bought n the 1940's(http://It apears to be handcrafted sheet glass, the main body is clear with dence white flecking, olive green enamel has been introduced into the glass giving an attractive spotted pattern.The sheet has been pulled up into into a handkerchief rim with larger stretched peaks on oposite sides and large soft random fluted frills between.The base is concave which has been roughly polished flat around to edge to give it stability.31 cm tall  24 cm top dia., 11 cm base dia., 1270 gms weightIt makes a sound like a temple bell when flicked[img]It is a lovely piece that I would like to know more about.Thanks for your attention, I look forward to any help you can give.)

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2006, 06:30:54 PM »
I referred Ruth to the board, and here are the photos:


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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2006, 02:25:21 PM »
The thickness of the glass at the foot looks to much for the technique you mention and the distribution of enamels is consistent with marvering.
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2006, 08:37:58 PM »
I can tell you how this piece was made but I have no idea who did it.

This looks to me like about a 4 gather piece. Being that it is not a slumped piece but an offhand blown vase. If I had to guess by the amount of the spread on the white enamel and the amber frit used it was picked up on the 3rd gather and encased.

Blown up to current size, transfered to a punt, then shaped and spun out. You can tell they spun it by the lip collection at the edge of the piece. When they open them with tools the lip is a lot less pronounced or smooth without a ridge.

It also looks like they may have used a kind of drop foot punt to transfer and that would be why you have the donut ring grinding and not your typical punt mark.



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