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Offline bOBA

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modern smoke coloured vase
« on: May 17, 2013, 04:16:55 PM »
Hi,
does anyone recognise this simple vase? It could still be being sold. It has a heat finished rim, not cut and a flat polished base. The smoke colour is making people think German or possibly Scandinavian..... It is about 15cm tall. I am really keen to know what it is but I fear that the shape is slightly generic.......


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Re: modern smoke coloured vase
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 07:25:04 PM »
...or dutch perhaps...  ;D  :-X  8)
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Re: modern smoke coloured vase
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 08:25:29 PM »
Thanks Dirk... though one Dutch GMB member has suggested not Dutch... I actually checked my Caithness book too... the smoke looked a bit peaty... I think a few more nations may yet be dragged into this thread....

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Re: modern smoke coloured vase
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2013, 04:30:55 PM »
I've seen these vases a couple of times here in the UK and also a jug, made using the same mould but with the top finished at an angle and with a handle. The jug had a label which, if I remember correctly, said "Bronzglass Made in Poland". The jug had quite a well finished mirror polished base. Presumably "Bronzglass" was an importer or retailer here in the UK rather than a manufacturer.

I've always wondered if they may be related to these vases:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271205700731

and few other related shapes which as far as I know remain unidentified.
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Re: modern smoke coloured vase
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2013, 04:40:01 PM »
There´s umpteen of these designs in german glass  - from 30´s to 60´s. The one in the link
should be Alfred Taube around 1950-60 IMHO.
This slightly green-ish smoke glass tone has been used by every glassworks at that time:
WMF, Hirschberg, (Füger &) Taube, Friedrich...
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Re: modern smoke coloured vase
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2013, 05:14:48 PM »
Thanks Dirk,

The one in the eBay link is interesting because for some reason it crops up here quite frequently whereas a lot of German post-war glass does not.
Post-war WMF, Peill & Putzler, Süssmuth are generally really thin on the ground here. Presumably it depends who was importing what at the time.
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Re: modern smoke coloured vase
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2013, 05:58:22 PM »
Thanks Robbo and Dirk. It is certainly worth discussing these pieces given their frequency and quite good manufacturing quality. Better identification will help a lot of people. It is a nice small vase of reasonable quality ..... The Poland option is interesting and German options too. Many decent glassworks have evidently chased a similar customer base over the past few decades.... interesting. 

Robert


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Re: modern smoke coloured vase
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2013, 07:13:14 PM »
Austria is another option ;D
Companies like Stölzle Oberglas and Schneegattern made lots of glass in similar style >> example

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Re: modern smoke coloured vase
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2014, 05:33:43 PM »
Hi Rocco,
I wonder if this is it?
Though if it is, I'm afraid I've not been able to find out anything about "bronzglass'


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Re: modern smoke coloured vase
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2014, 05:35:32 PM »
Oops just seen its been IDed.
Great, so its Polish eh.
Thanks :)

 

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