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Offline Ivo

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intense yellow vase
« on: October 29, 2012, 10:44:08 AM »
This is a 16 cm. vase (6.something")  in a most vivid intense opaque yellow colour. The bottom is polished flat, and the pinched top obviously underwent some effect from working it as the rim seems somewhat paler.

I know that Leerdam used this colour in the twenties; I know this colour has been used in Pekin glass - but both were more austere in their shapes.

So any suggestions as to this small but visible item - please come forward.
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Re: intense yellow vase
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 09:15:48 AM »
40 viewers and no replies - I think I asked the right question :-)


So here are two further pics. I remembered the slightly raised and highly polished foot on my unidentified opal tulip vase and there is a striking resemblance. Both are six lobed, the working of the foot is identical.

Maybe this helps.
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Re: intense yellow vase
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 09:50:56 AM »
I did wonder if it was American but the opal thingy makes it seem less likely.


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Re: intense yellow vase
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 10:00:46 AM »
My first thought was Japanese or American, but I can't find anything of either to give a comparison.  Just an aside - the colour is very greeny yellow to me on my monitor - do you have a piece of Imperial yellow Peking glass to compare it to for colour at least?  I think it's slightly different and I wonder if that might help date it as well (remembering that Adam said making yellow glass was difficult).
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Re: intense yellow vase
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 10:06:58 AM »
It only looks greenish at the top to me. Have you checked it with the old UV light?


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Re: intense yellow vase
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 12:12:36 PM »
My guts suspect Japan. They don't know why.  ;D
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Re: intense yellow vase
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2012, 03:28:02 PM »
Sure I checked UV but no glow of any kind. The yellow is not at all greenish - please calibrate your monitor for winter time. It is a Chromat yellow (like Dutch trains, and my Brother label maker)  and the edge is bright cadmium yellow - like my Swatch.  I have no other solid yellows in the house for comparison.

I googled lots of options - but solid yellow is not a common glass colour because it is hard to make, as it burns easily and turns brown. Most is clear cased. Japanese might be an option but I get stuck in pages of beads and eye glasses.

Will let you know if I get closer - thanks.
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