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Author Topic: Grey/purple ovoid vase - scandi? - help with ID, please  (Read 1362 times)

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Offline Chris Harrison

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Grey/purple ovoid vase - scandi? - help with ID, please
« on: June 14, 2006, 06:19:24 PM »
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-2307

The last one for a while, I promise!

Gorgeous grey colour, with a tinge of purple in the base.  Small aperture at the rim.  Very heavy.  9"/22cm tall. Base ground flat, with punty ground out in centre.

Been trying to identify this for about 5 years, now, without much luck.

Thanks for any help.
Chris

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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2006, 06:44:42 PM »
I have one similar in  grey by Okkolin but not quite the same. Yours looks scandi.
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Grey/purple ovoid vase - scandi? - help with ID, please
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2006, 12:04:05 AM »
Where the colours join looks very uneven... aren't Scandi ones usually more evenly curved that this?

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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2006, 12:48:11 AM »
There isn't actually any hiatus between the colours.  The purple is more of a gradual tinge in the base.  The base is about 1.5" thick, 1" being coloured and the final 0.5" is clear.  The inside of the vase has a flat base.  The first photo must have some accidental refraction that shows a line in the glass.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-2310

...is another photo of the mystery vase up against a Whitefriars pewter medium bark.  I think this shows that the purple tinge is generalised and not just in the base, but the base shows up the purple tinge well against any backlight.

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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2006, 12:50:02 AM »
Uurgh, it's late and I'm blethering.  I hope you the previous posting makes sense... :roll:

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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2006, 06:48:56 PM »
Have recently been shown an identical vase with a WMF sticker.
Probably part of the range designed by Wilhelm Wagenfeld in the 1950s.

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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2006, 07:53:10 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2006, 09:01:36 PM »
Thanks, Christine.
Yep, that's the beast.  Mine's half as big again, but I think it's pretty clear it has to be from the same family.
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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2006, 11:40:44 PM »
The Wagenfeld vases aren't cased. and as such are the same colour all the way through. Wagenfeld vases of that range are generally a rauchtopaz colour, which is to say a smoked grey/brown, rather than purple-tinged. Also, the bases on the WMF vases aren't as rounded as yours.

I personally don't think they're closely related. Perhaps kissing cousins, at best.  :D

Your vase looks very 60s/70s to me, and the small hole at the top isn't an uncommon feature in both European and Scandinavian glass.

But these are just my opinions, and I may be wrong. It's frequently been known to occur.  :lol:

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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2006, 12:46:49 AM »
i think it looks very Polish - it certainly is no WMF and does not look Scandinavian to me. The shape is contemporary - wide shoulders, small opening....

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