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Offline firebird

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Is this Orrefors
« on: February 24, 2014, 07:51:03 PM »
Can anybody help me ID this bud vase. Stands 18cm high and weighs 1.4kg. It appears purple in normal light but changes to a greeny blue under neon lights. I thought it might be Orrefors as I can find similar but not exactly the same shape attributed to that company.

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Re: Is this Orrefors
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 05:51:47 PM »
I can't help on the id but if it changes colour then it is neodymium glass.
Using that in a search may help, but if not hopefully someone will be along who recognises the shape.
Very pretty vase.
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Re: Is this Orrefors
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 06:00:51 PM »
Many thanks. Every bit of info is helpful.

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Re: Is this Orrefors
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 12:41:17 PM »
I think it is most likely not Orrefors.  The more recent pieces have an etched Orrefors mark.  Before that they had a scratch marking of 'Of' if they were very small, 'Orrefors' otherwise and often a designer code and design number. 

eg.  Orrefors PA 1345/23 would be interpreted as Orrefors made it, P = Sven Palmquist (the designer), A= engraved, 1345 = design number, 23 = colour combination or if engraved might represent the engraving pattern number.

I assume it has no markings and that makes me think more of Bohemia as they did quite a bit of neodymium glass.  There seems two be two distinct colours near flourescent lights - your Greenish tinge and a clear pale blue.

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Re: Is this Orrefors
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 12:57:00 PM »
Picking up on Ross's suggestion of possible Bohemian glass

http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/alexandrite_glass/neodymium_glass.htm

Zelezny Brod Sklo did make neodymium glass and your piece looks as though in shape, that it 'could' come from them.
They might be worth searching for.
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Re: Is this Orrefors
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 01:15:04 PM »
Many thanks for your replies. I have reached the same conclusion regarding Zelezny Brod Sklo. Still looking for the exact shape which is a bit unusual.

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