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Author Topic: 6kg clear 'bubble glass' vase, Scandinavian, Murano or in the style of..?  (Read 201 times)

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Offline Scott13

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Hi,because of its weight I suspect this could have come from one of the ' Homeware' outsourcing shops.
Still quite an impressive piece.

Wt 6 kg
Ht. 22.5 cms ( 10" )

There's a line of amethyst at the top of the solid base - this gives the upper part a pinkish tint.

There are two lines of paired ( placed on different planes ) bubbles - these encircle the the vase.
There are also some additional bubbles in the lower section of the base.

The base( the bit the vase sits on ) is flat and polished.

The glass ( lead ? ) has an impressive clarity.

Any help in establishing an identity greatly appreciated - many thanks for looking  :)

Scott
 

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Hi, two more pics  :)

Scott

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Flat, properly polished bases are coming from China nowadays.
I strongly suspect your rather lovely vase did too.
It's the complete lack of any sort of control in the bubbles the weight and size that make me think this and
I've seen a few in TKMaxx to study them in reality.
The joy of glass is that lovely glass is always lovely glass - no matter who made it or where it came from.  :)
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Hi Sue, thanks for your reply, just when I was beginning to think that it could be a Harrachov 'second' - because of the similarities in bubble shape and size  ;D

I'm afraid I find it virtually impossible to capture on camera clear bubble ( or cut ) glass accurately.
Everything always seems to come out a jumbled mess !
To be fair to this vase, apart from a few of the bubbles which have obviously strayed, the majority of them appear to be where they should be.

Like you, because of its weight, I think it's probably Chinese.
The only other 6 kg piece I was able to find was one being sold by Amazon - a Murano Style vase/bowl
by Aubaho.



If it is Chinese then they seem to be getting their act together because I'm pretty sure this one's been made from lead glass - you can see rainbow colours if it's held up ( saves using my weights ! ) to the light.

Quite honestly, even if it had had a ' Made in China ' label I'd have probably have bought it - really !

Many thanks for your reply  :)

Scott



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I sometimes first think Milan Metalek when I see these - but the way the bubbles extend into the base part isn't right, they're too big and the shapes aren't right. I believe China has been importing Polish glassmasters to teach the workers, hence the vast improvement of quality in (some) pieces.
I have a few lovely bits of contemporary Chinese glass myself. :)
A "Made in China" label does not put me off a nice bit of glass either. ;D
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