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Author Topic: Amethyst vase with random bubbles and flower boss / prunt?  (Read 385 times)

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I picked this up today as it's a pretty piece and I don't have much glass in this colour and it was cheap!  It's an amethyst vase with random bubbles that can be felt on the inside not the outside of it, and has an applied flower boss (? is that the right word ?). It stands 8" high, base diameter 3", and top rim diameter 3⅛". Base is shiny and slightly concave but the dip is off-centre. I suspect it's fairly recent and possibly mass produced, but does anyone recognise it please?
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Re: Amethyst vase with random bubbles and flower boss?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 01:11:51 AM »
Biot maybe?

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Re: Amethyst vase with random bubbles and flower boss?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 07:15:12 AM »
Similarities with Dartington's Flower Bottle range: https://www.dartington.co.uk/our-collections/homeware-collections/flower-bottle-vases.html

perhaps a far east copy? Much weight to it Anne?

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Re: Amethyst vase with random bubbles and flower boss?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 01:58:16 PM »
Not Biot. Their prunt tends to have a stylised Biot in it and the bubbles are not quite right. Biot would have some bigger ones and they'd probably be stretched vertically, a bit.
And this colour would be more pink.
It doesn't look well enough made to be Dartington, although that is what it is most like. Dartington flower-prunt bottles don't have bubbles in, and the prunt would be better placed, without bubbles under it.
I'd suspect, like John, a "tribute" to Dartington.  :)
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Re: Amethyst vase with random bubbles and flower boss?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 04:42:48 PM »
Thanks all, some food for thought there.   Yes it's reasonably weighty, not thin and wimpy but not overly chunky, it feels as heavy I would expect a vase that size to feel (IYKWIM!)

I agree that the quality isn't as good as Dartington, my suspicion is a mass-produced far east version as John suggests, the bubbles are a bit squiffy and the prunt (thank you Sue, that's the word I couldn't think of last night, hence I used boss!) is a bit squiffy too and the top isn't quite level and even.
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Re: Amethyst vase with random bubbles and flower boss?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 05:57:38 PM »
It took a wee while for the right word to come up for me too, Anne.
Boss confused me a bit.
After pondering gaffers, I went off wondering where middle management came into anything...
Fortunately "prunt" makes a good swear word. I was starting to need one and it just popped up.  ;D

I've actually got a big  pinky-purply Biot stoppered bottle beside me to compare. And I've seen and studied lots of the Dartington ones in the Crieff Visitor Centre.
I'm quite confident about the conclusion. Sorry.  :)
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Re: Amethyst vase with random bubbles and flower boss?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 08:47:42 PM »
Nothing to be sorry about Sue, it's me should say sorry for confusing you with my boss. :)  It's what those medallion type things are called in architecture (like on vaulted ceilings) and I'm in historic buildings mode at the moment, so it sort of fitted even though it wasn't the word I really wanted!  ::)   This getting older lark plays havoc with remembering words sometimes! :'(
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Re: Amethyst vase with random bubbles and flower boss?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 08:37:22 AM »
Another possibility is Spanish recycled, this one says "Authentic Recycled Glass" on the boss, prunt, plaque, disc thing.

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Re: Amethyst vase with random bubbles and flower boss?
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2019, 09:43:49 AM »
It does appear to be a popular general shape and construction.  ;D

Words going awol are one of the fun bits of getting old. (After you've found them.) The journeys up strange cul-de-sacs and wrong alleys can be interesting. ;D
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Re: Amethyst vase with random bubbles and flower boss?
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2019, 10:28:36 PM »
Thanks John, I'd missed your reply to this post so apologies for not replying sooner.  I did wonder about it being one of the recycled glass companies. I might have a browse through their online stuff and see what I can find. :)

 ;D @ Sue for losing our words as we age!  :-*

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