No offence intended and none taken.
You wrote: John Walsh Walsh was the name of the glassworks, not an artist!
Ah. I did wonder wonder. Thank you.
You wrote; I didn't say Walsh was a strong possibility — I said that Walsh made your thorn vase. Please do not misquote me. You are welcome to disagree or anything else, but please don't misquote me.
A misquotation was strictly unintentional—actually, one more of misapprehension. Let me explain~
You wrote: >>Most were made by John Walsh Walsh, but a few may have been made by others as I have never found a patent or design registration specifically for the thorn element of thorn vases.
When I read the words ''most'' + ''a few may have been made by others'' then my ultraconservative tendency was not to definitively state it was a John Walsh Walsh factory product. That hesitancy is the little accountant in me. Now, I understand what you intended.
You wrote: >>With the eclectic three-section foot, with each section split, opened out and passed over a stem, however rudimentary, and the three sections squashed together, they are always Walsh in my opinion and experience.
When I read your detailed description I didn't believe that my base was a match, other than to qualify as rudimentary[ Rudimentary, here: basic execution; good but not great, etc.].
Also, your ''three-section foot'' was a design feature that I do not see. If there is something I am missing(I won't be surprised) please Fire! Away. I have broad shoulders--in every sense of the term.
I've attached new photos.
The areas between the root branches are smooth: no twists.
The root ends do not appear to square with your ''passed over a stem''. '' Individual roots only.
Based on that, I concluded that this vase may have been made
by your ''others''. Ergo, I wrote ''Likely made by''. <--Noted and Corrected.
The root ends seem to be smushed (not a technical term but handy) inward -- from the tips toward the base or pulled and tweaked(?) I see as Six (6) roots rather than three pairs. Together they form, in essence, a star or splayed platform/base. Yes? No?
I have tried to imagine how the base WAS created--the double vases were added atop the roots? I've stared at the vase until my eyes crossed but I cannot imagine the procedure.
Thank you for the colouration correction: a proper description would read "canary and blue opalescent".