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Offline Anne E.B.

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VEB Ilmkristall, Ilmenau GDR.
« on: March 11, 2006, 02:47:30 PM »
I'm almost certain this multi-faceted, geometric vase is made by VEB Ilmkristall, Ilmenau, GDR.   It has highly polished sides and thick heavy crystal base.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/VEB003.jpg

I've checked Ivo's A-Z and it seems like VEB was the name for a collective works (c1950-1990).  Does anyone have any further information.  I reckon the vase is c1970s.  

Any thoughts please would be much appreciated. :P
Anne E.B


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VEB Ilmkristall, Ilmenau GDR.
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2006, 04:34:39 PM »
http://i2.tinypic.com/r7oy8n.jpg
the orange one is certified Ilmkristall from around 1982 - stickers 'n all, and purchased in the GDR.
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2006, 09:50:42 PM »
Thanks Ivo.  That's a pretty unusual shape vase and rather nice8) .

My blue one is very similar to a red one I had some years ago. It had the same highly polished multi-faceted sides and heavy crystal base, but that one was simpler in design with just plain vertical sides.   At the time I spotted an identical one to mine on a reputable website, attributing it to Ilmkristall, so I figured mine was too.  My current blue vase bears all the same hallmarks as the other one and I just felt that it too was Ilmkristall.
I've spotted the odd one since on eBay but never with an attribution.
Anne E.B


 

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