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Offline ju1i3

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"pair" of cobalt blue hyacinth vases
« on: May 14, 2013, 04:55:49 PM »
I'm intrigued by this "pair" of hyacinth vases. They are completely different even though at first glance they are a pair. One is lighter in weight (220g) and colour and has a number of chips on the rim (lighter more easily chipped glass). The other is heavier glass (320g) and a richer cobalt blue colour with a polished unchipped rim (better quality glass less likely to chip). The design of white dots on each is similar but the dots on the right are raised. The gilding is the only thing that looks exactly the same on both although it's quite worn off. I'm wondering if this design was so popular more than one manufacturer made it? (I've never even seen it before) or the same manufacturer produced them but used a cheaper vase at some point?
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Re: "pair" of cobalt blue hyacinth vases
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2014, 10:46:38 AM »
I recently saw a photo of Parad glass items from Hungary that was in the Glass Association newsletter and mention of a display at the National Glass Fair. The white dots on the cobalt blue glass reminded me of these hyacinth vases. Does anyone know anything more of Parad glass? Thanks.
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Re: "pair" of cobalt blue hyacinth vases
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2014, 03:31:00 PM »
I just realised this cobalt blue hyacinth vase has prominent white dots as well. I don't know if all 3 came from the same place or if this was just a popular design component at that time (assuming 19th century)?
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Re: "pair" of cobalt blue hyacinth vases
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2014, 04:08:41 PM »
They look very Bohemian/Czech

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Re: "pair" of cobalt blue hyacinth vases
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2014, 10:04:52 AM »
Thank you. This is the pic from the Glass Association. I wonder if the Hungarian glass designs inspired this maker.
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Re: "pair" of cobalt blue hyacinth vases
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2017, 12:24:43 PM »
I continue to see cobalt blue glass items decorated with white dots and I really find them attractive, some more so than others. Any advance on Bohemian/Czech? (thanks for that info)

Any name for this type, style of decoration?

I think some of these seem undervalued. The tray seems high quality, polished rim and base.
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Re: "pair" of cobalt blue hyacinth vases
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2017, 02:21:46 PM »
Julie I was going to say Parad but see you have already covered that.
I wonder if the quality of Parad varied over the output on some items ... i.e. some are beautifully and highly decorated and other perhaps not quite so?
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