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Offline shell59

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Glass Vase Need Help
« on: September 15, 2012, 02:48:46 PM »
Hi,

I have a large Orange black and red I believe vase that is very heavy.  The design is unusual.  I was wondering if anyone would know anything about it.  There are no stickers or signatures.  Thanks much for any help.

Michelle


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Re: Glass Vase Need Help
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 02:51:46 PM »
Is the base finish quite rough?
A clear picture of the base would help a lot. :)
It looks like contemporary Chinese glass.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Glass Vase Need Help
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 03:07:32 PM »
Hi,

The bottom is completely flat and it is completely black.  There are no marks or scratches just straight and flat.

Thanks,

Michelle


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Re: Glass Vase Need Help
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2012, 03:22:44 PM »
Is it shiney? Matt? Inbetween?
Does it have concentric rings in it, has it been flattened on a surface while hot, or has it been polished to a high degree when cold?

We really do like looking at bottoms here! ;)
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Re: Glass Vase Need Help
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2012, 03:42:16 PM »
lol okay, I am going to go take some pics of the bottom.  I will post them here in a minute.


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Re: Glass Vase Need Help
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2012, 04:00:36 PM »
Hi,

Here are pictures of the bottom and an upside down view.  It does appear to be very polished because the reflection of my picture on the wall was showing up on it while I was taking the pic.

Thanks,

Michelle


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Re: Glass Vase Need Help
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2012, 04:17:28 PM »
I can't quite make these images out - is there an "edge", where it goes from flat to curved?
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Re: Glass Vase Need Help
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2012, 04:33:39 PM »
It could be Brazilian. Looks better than Chinese glass.


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Re: Glass Vase Need Help
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2012, 05:00:33 PM »
Good point - but the Chinese glass is improving, the finishes are improving, the techniques are improving - all the time - I believe they have imported a lot of Polish masters to teach.
It's not too much of a contemporary Chinese shape really, is it?

Is the foot applied? That's not a common feature of Chinese glass.
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Re: Glass Vase Need Help
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2012, 05:30:06 PM »
Hi,

Yes it does have an edge, an it is very, very heavy.

Thanks,

Michelle

 

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