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Author Topic: Stunning green ribbed & knobley vase with metal base (copper?)  (Read 766 times)

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Offline heartofsklo

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A great piece that I had to have. The vase measures 21cm tall and the base metal looks like copper. The base bares no scar.

I have done a quick search on G images but the only return with any similarity was for a Loetz piece that had metal covered knobbles.

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Re: Stunning green ribbed & knobley vase with metal base (copper?)
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 03:27:14 PM »
try searching for wiktor berndt.

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Re: Stunning green ribbed & knobley vase with metal base (copper?)
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 03:42:22 PM »
Found something similar here: http://www.whitefriars.com/isit_contents.php?ID=464
Attributed to Wiktor Berndt for Flygsfors.

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Re: Stunning green ribbed & knobley vase with metal base (copper?)
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 03:48:10 PM »
Thanks NMott.

I have managed to find something attributed to the very same designer on ebay of a similar type.

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Re: Stunning green ribbed & knobley vase with metal base (copper?)
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012, 04:01:31 PM »
I doubt very much that this was designed by Wiktor Berndt and neither was the one on the Whitefriars site. The maker is currently unknown. Some more examples here, likely from more than one maker I reckon: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,24466.0.html

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Re: Stunning green ribbed & knobley vase with metal base (copper?)
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012, 04:34:37 PM »
This link shows a piece of similar construction signed indeed by Berndt and refering to a range produced by Fylgsorf in his name called "Tribal"

http://violettendencies.net/violet/Display.asp?qryProdID=flygsfors21.jpg&qryCat=glass&qryEra=&Offset=56&qryArtist=&qryHead=Viktor%20Berndt%20Tribal%20Vase

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Re: Stunning green ribbed & knobley vase with metal base (copper?)
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2012, 04:39:14 PM »
I think John's point is that it's not an unusual construction

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Re: Stunning green ribbed & knobley vase with metal base (copper?)
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2012, 05:29:54 PM »
It ranges with quality. Obviously shoddy examples have been made in Mexico in recent years; Quite good table items and lightning were produced in Spain in the 1970s, often in wrought iron but also in stamped plate. And high quality items from Berndt as seen in these various links. 
I think we have an extensive thread with lots of photographs on this subject somewhere on this board.

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Re: Stunning green ribbed & knobley vase with metal base (copper?)
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2012, 07:21:33 PM »
With this green colour of the glass and the seamless copper base Im quite confident
it is a Driburg Kristall piece dating around 1970. A friend of mine, Mr. Baumann, has a
small collection of them and confirmed the Driburger Glass Museum has some of them
in their exhibition.
He sent me some photos some time ago, but Im afraid I cant find them at the moment.
If you send me a copy of the picture Ill ask him if he remembers this particular shape.
"Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others." - Groucho Marx

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Re: Stunning green ribbed & knobley vase with metal base (copper?)
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2012, 08:08:42 PM »
Ivo -

This piece is of very good quality, great glass and the metal base is thick and well made, not crudely cut out. There is no seam visible on the metal whatsoever.

My guess is that my piece is neither a Mexican nor Spanish piece taking the quality into account.


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