Hi, Another glass object which is wearing out my eyes as I search in vain through internet images. This came in a small job lot several years ago and I've only just found out that it might be a hyacinth vase, something I didn't even know existed until joining this forum! It is large, 21cm high by 9.5 cm diameter, with the top section exactly matching the bottom part. I haven't been able to find a bulb vase which is quite as straight and cylindrical, most seem to have a curve or flair to them. The base has old wear scratches (not as noticeable as in the photo) and circular striations (good word?), with a small circle in the middle which might be a smoothed pontil mark. I've tried to show it in the photo but it's hard to capture it. There are also very slight variations in the surface of the vase, so I think it was probably blown. The colour is somewhere between the very dark of two of the photos and the clear green of the flash photo; I would say it was a dark bottle green. The top is rather large for a hyacinth, maybe an amaryllis would be suitable although that might become top-heavy when in flower! There are stains from past usage.
Any thoughts as to age? If it is actually quite old (I live in hope) then probably a maker would be out of the question, but if more recent then maybe that is a possibility.
Any input welcome!
Thanks in advance, Valerie