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German(?) brown bell-shape vase with powders and bubbles...
« on: December 26, 2012, 01:26:31 PM »
Not really a clue about the maker of this vase (though it does look very German 1960s/70s).

Heavy piece, 14 cm high, 16 cm wide, brown fading to colourless towards the base; lower part with grey powders and bubbles, base with polished pontil mark.

Several makers come to mind, like Ichendorf, Zwiesel, Peill,...

Any help highly appreciated as usual,
thanks
Michael


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Re: German(?) brown bell-shape vase with powders and bubbles...
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012, 02:54:33 PM »
Sorry, forgot this >> link which made me think of Ichendorf.
I checked very carefully, but couldn't find an etched mark on my vase...

Michael


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Re: German(?) brown bell-shape vase with powders and bubbles...
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2012, 06:31:38 PM »
are you sure it is not Wuerttembergische then?
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Re: German(?) brown bell-shape vase with powders and bubbles...
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2012, 09:25:21 AM »
Ivo, thanks for your input!
I am far from sure I should rule out WMF ;D

I just cannot recall seeing this type of decoration associated with them, but who knows with German glass.

The companies I mentioned above all did produce bubble/powder decorated pieces...
The Ichendorf vase in the link to the Duesseldorf e-museum site does look very similar to my vase comparing them side by side; and I rather think that the lack of a mark wouldn't indicate anything. But that is only significant if their attribution is correct.

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Re: German(?) brown bell-shape vase with powders and bubbles...
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2012, 05:10:09 PM »
I said W because the shape looks so thirties, and the bottom  finish is so WMF.  I have no concept of the wilder pieces of Ichendorf - just the piece you linked through.
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Re: German(?) brown bell-shape vase with powders and bubbles...
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 04:29:19 PM »
Thanks again, Ivo!
Sorry for the delay, but I was off for a nice new year's trip to Hamburg, the highlight of which was visiting lovely Pamela's Pressglaspavillon.
I did check the Ikora book, but all similarly shaped vases there have an applied foot.
I guess I'll have to be content with German, possibly Ichendorf, until a labeled one appears...
Well, the usual trouble when it comes to attributing German postwar glass.

Michael


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Re: German(?) brown bell-shape vase with powders and bubbles...
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2013, 08:09:58 PM »
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Re: German(?) brown bell-shape vase with powders and bubbles...
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2013, 11:53:58 AM »
Nice piece, Michael. I also think it's 60-70 German, no idea who made it. Just to enhance speculation -  apart from the makers you have mentioned, Gral Glas has done a series brown with bubbles, and Theresienthal also seems to have had designs with bubbles (though I have to say most of my Theresienthal attributions haven't been very solidly backed so far).

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Re: German(?) brown bell-shape vase with powders and bubbles...
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2013, 12:14:13 PM »
Thank you, Astrid!
Glad to see you back :)

I am not at all familiar with Theresienthal pieces, so I will do some research in that direction...

I checked the Gralglas book and CD-Rom carefully, but couldn't find a match. I have seen some of their bubbled pieces in colour "Nerz" (I think) in real life, and they are different to this vase.

Those steel-grey bubbles are quite distinctive (and very similar to the Ichendorf vase I linked to, still the closest I could find.)

Michael


 

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