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Offline orangeglass

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id help please - green bubble gourd shape vase / bottle?
« on: May 14, 2014, 12:30:18 PM »
Hi,
Just got this - measure 5.5" high, green glass with blue, bubbles  - see pictures.
Thickish glass, base clear glass approx. 1cm, ground smooth and polished, slight trace of a pontil scar.
possible uranium content- will check tonight! will post base picture later - didn't turn out well so will have to re-do it!

Any help appreciated!

Roberta
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Re: id help please - green bubble gourd shape vase / bottle?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2014, 08:24:43 AM »
mmmmm, that's yummy!
reminds me a bit of a Benny Motzfeld in term of the effect in the glass.
But mostly reminds me of my Czech Frantisek Koudelka vase - Prachen (don't know if yours might be by him though)

What is the base like - pontil mark finish?
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Re: id help please - green bubble gourd shape vase / bottle?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2014, 08:52:05 AM »
not my area, but like m I was also going to suggest Benny Motzfeldt perhaps - (Randsfjordglass - Norway - late '60's) for this type of bubbled work - think he did both hot and cold worked rims, but not sure about the shape being his.

I did think more recent Chinese maybe, but would they have the clear casing?? :-\


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Re: id help please - green bubble gourd shape vase / bottle?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2014, 09:45:50 AM »
Looks much like Reijmyre too - just never come across this in green, only light blue.
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Re: id help please - green bubble gourd shape vase / bottle?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2014, 01:18:23 PM »
Pictures of the base.
 No uranium content.
Thank you for all your suggestions, any websites I can check out?

Roberta
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Re: id help please - green bubble gourd shape vase / bottle?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2014, 01:43:44 PM »
Thanks for the extra pics.
Hard to tell from photographs sometimes, but the base isn't like any Benny M's I have, nor as far as I know like any Frantisek Koudelka. Is the foot applied separately btw?
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Re: id help please - green bubble gourd shape vase / bottle?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2014, 02:17:13 PM »
I've looked at all the suggestions and whilst there are similarities none of them look quite right.
I don't think the foot is applied, it looks like part of it (the vase / bottle) but just in clear about 1cm deep - not sure of the the technicalities  of how it would be made!
I was sort of thinking it was British perhaps 1930's but I might be way off in that  :D

Is it purely a decorative piece or would it have been for something?

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Re: id help please - green bubble gourd shape vase / bottle?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2014, 02:28:55 PM »
My first thoughts were Koudela for Prachen, but I don't know if he did this shape or this colourway.
It does not remind me of the lady, Benny Motzfeldt's work - not her sort of shape - she went a bit lumpy and craggy rather than sculptured like this.
But the base is not the same as my Prachen - it has a round polished pontil scar on a shiny but not completely flat base - it has concentric rings in the surface.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: id help please - green bubble gourd shape vase / bottle?
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2014, 03:54:08 PM »
I don't get the feeling this is British from the '30's  -  the base finish is way too lacking in quality - in my opinion  -  in fact that base doesn't have a look of quality at all - sorry.

quote from Sue..............."the lady, Benny Motzfeldt's work" .......  thanks for your correction Sue :-[

no reason why you couldn't use this as a vase - although you'd not get many stems in the opening, and stability might be a bit dodgy. :)
But it's attractive.


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Re: id help please - green bubble gourd shape vase / bottle?
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2014, 06:09:21 PM »
I have just noticed you say it it a tiny wee thing!
just 5.5 " tall.

Is there any evidence of wear inside the neck? Could it be a stopperless perfume?

(my Prachen is 36 cms)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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