Author Topic: Crazy Vase on Stilts  (Read 1024 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline horochar

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 576
Crazy Vase on Stilts
« on: October 21, 2006, 06:06:43 PM »
The seller of this bizarre vase claims to have bought it in Italy 20 or 30 years ago.  It is cased glass (purple and white).  I wish the quality were better.  The glass on close inspection has some bubbles and blemishes.  Could it be anything?
Thanks,
Charles.

http://i14.tinypic.com/4e0t752.jpg
http://i13.tinypic.com/3ynq6qg.jpg


Offline Frank

  • Author
  • Members
  • ***
  • Posts: 9398
  • Gender: Male
    • Glass history
    • Gateway
Crazy Vase on Stilts
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2006, 06:24:00 PM »
Romanian or Polish, modern. There is a link to the makers site here somewhere, sure one of our memory masters will find it.
Frank A.
Please help preserve glass web-sites for posterity by donating to The Glass Study Association a non-profit organisation.
Scotland's Glass - Ysart Glass
Glass Zoo - Glass Study.COM
Commercial Czech


Offline Della

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1249
  • Gender: Female
  • happy, happy, happy....... ;-)
Crazy Vase on Stilts
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2006, 06:27:55 PM »
Here is a post which refers to similar items:

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,6999.0.html
Enjoying being in the Midlands.......some people are just amazing....
xx


Offline Leni

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2277
Crazy Vase on Stilts
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2006, 07:54:51 PM »
There's one in the Financial Times Weekend 'How to Spend it' Magazine priced at just under £80   :shock:  :lol:
Leni


Offline wrightoutlook

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 359
homage to h.g.
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2006, 11:19:44 PM »
Now THIS one is very War Of The Worlds.

Offline horochar

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 576
Crazy Vase on Stilts
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2006, 11:41:04 PM »
Thanks for all the replies.  I'm angry that my mother (who bought this for me) was lied to about origin, although I suppose they probably do sell Polish glass in Italy.  I think the Jozefina attribution is airtight, based on the pictures, although with this info. I wouldn't have paid $30 for it, as "otherworldly" as it is.   :cry:

Life goes on,
Charles.

Offline wrightoutlook

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 359
okay
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2006, 11:44:09 PM »
I'm curious as to why you think $30 (USD) is a bad price for it? I don't, and I'd like to know your reasoning. Is it because you wanted an Italian piece that actually was Italian? In your opinion, what would a fair price for this be?

Offline horochar

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 576
Crazy Vase on Stilts
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2006, 04:05:28 AM »
Correct, I'm disappointed in it having been misrepresented to my mother (who bought it for my Murano glass collection) to be Italian and 20-30 years old.  This is not a knock on East Europe -- the Bohemians have a great tradition in glassmaking and the Czechs did some innovative, high quality work in the 1960s/1970 -- however the quality of this glass doesn't quite measure up to Carlo Moretti or Holmegaard, who did similar swirled cased white purples and reds up through the 1970s.  To answer your other question, it's hard to say what it's worth because similar forms are still in production, albeit perhaps not in this color combo and exact shape.  If they retail for $90 new, I suppose it could be worth $30 to $50 used, possibly more to the right buyer.  My biggest problem of all, I suppose, is storage, because it is extremely large and fragile.  I do find it interesting to look at, sort of macabre, but am not putting it on display in my house.  Unless, that is, I decide to throw a Haloween party.  It would look great filled with eyeballs.   :wink:

Charles.

Offline wrightoutlook

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 359
ghoulish
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2006, 01:49:50 PM »
Yes, display and/or storage would be a problem. I like your Halloween concept. It's only 9 days away.

Offline CathyG

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 136
Crazy Vase on Stilts
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2006, 02:16:06 PM »
I've seen these vase on ebay quite often always attributed to Italian. I bought one of these about 5 years ago in a discount store here, T.J. Maxx.
Cathy G
www.glasslanding.com
A Source for Mid Century Art Glass
Lots of Blenko!

 

Search
eBay.com
eBay.co.uk

Link to Glass Encyclopedia
Link to Glass Museum
Enter
key words
to search
Amazon.com
This Website is provided by Angela Bowey, PO Box 113, Paihia 0247, New Zealand