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Art Deco Nouveau Iridescent Vase Any Idea?
« on: December 28, 2012, 11:43:33 PM »
Hello again. I have a vase that I believe is an art nouveau/art deco era piece. The vase is 12" high and about 5 1/2" at it's widest. The design is an iridescent teal (?) on purple. The glass is heavy-ish and slightly textured rather than smooth. The vase is signed and while I believe that this is an original period piece I'm pretty sure that the signature is a fake. I haven't included a photo of the signature yet because I don't want to risk influencing your thoughts on who the maker might be. Thank you for any help/opinions.

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Re: Art Deco Nouveau Iridescent Vase Any Idea?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 08:26:32 AM »
Looks very American to me - and possibly recent.  If you google image  "American Art Glass" you will get to see several items of similar ilk, but none properly attributed.

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Re: Art Deco Nouveau Iridescent Vase Any Idea?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2012, 01:58:00 PM »
Thank you very much for your reply. This vase is a problem and I will look at recent American art glass. It came from the estate of a man born about 1906 who collected glass all his life almost to a hoarder status. The estate was filled with quality art from Steuben, stevens Williams, etc., pottery/porcelain from the late 18th century, seriously antique furniture...and then there's this vase- which is why it's a problem if it's recent. It's kind of like the Sesame Street song: "one of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn't belong..." :) Thank you, again.

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Re: Art Deco Nouveau Iridescent Vase Any Idea?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2012, 03:04:12 PM »
So what does it say underneath - quezal?

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Re: Art Deco Nouveau Iridescent Vase Any Idea?
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2012, 03:31:37 PM »
Actually, Tiffany...not even a good attempt at the signature, in my humble opinion. Also in my humble opinion, compared to the entirety of his collection, this wasn't the type of glass collector to purchase this particular vase or at least purchase with the belief that it was a Tiffany.

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Re: Art Deco Nouveau Iridescent Vase Any Idea?
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2012, 03:35:09 PM »
I'm sorry, I tried several times to post a picture of the signature along with my last post but for some reason I couldn't. The size was only 99.8KB (or something close). I'm not good with computers.

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Re: Art Deco Nouveau Iridescent Vase Any Idea?
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2012, 03:40:45 PM »
LCT was not the best signer in the world - see some of his stles
http://www.glasscollector.net/Signature%20Pages/GlassSignaturesP2Z.html

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Re: Art Deco Nouveau Iridescent Vase Any Idea?
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2012, 04:10:36 PM »
Thank you for the signature link. The signature on this vase is wrong on a couple of levels. I wish I could post a picture of the bottom of the vase and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong when I try to. I was hoping that the bottom of the vase might give some clue to the potential maker and or actual era. The picture is no different in size than the other pictures I've posted. Any suggestion on why I'm not able to post this last picture?

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Re: Art Deco Nouveau Iridescent Vase Any Idea?
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2012, 04:19:15 PM »
Penelope, if you can't get the pic to the right size please email me a copy of the full sized image and I'll resize and add it for you. email to yobunny @ hotmail.co.uk  (close up the spaces of course).

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Re: Art Deco Nouveau Iridescent Vase Any Idea?
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2012, 04:26:55 PM »
Thank you, Anne, for your help. I've sent you the picture. Sorry for the bother.

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