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Offline Glasshound

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Why drill a hole in a bowl?
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2006, 05:41:09 PM »
I was right!!!  :lol:

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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2006, 08:02:59 PM »
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Why drill a hole in a bowl?
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2006, 03:36:06 PM »
Electric wire to put a light?

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Why drill a hole in a bowl?
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2006, 08:30:18 PM »
Wow, I didn't realize that those pipe shaped ashtrays were quite so large... of course, there's still no explaination for why it would be sans the cigarette rest? Honestly, I find this piece to be totally puzzling, even with the great suggestions as to its purpose offered so far :) Thanks, everyone, for having a look and taking a shot at it.

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Re: Why drill a hole in a bowl?
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2007, 04:21:16 PM »
maybe it's an incense burner? the hole is for the smoke to rise?  :spls:
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Re: Why drill a hole in a bowl?
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2008, 04:16:43 PM »
i finally figured out what this thing is! it's a part of a desk set, the hole was originally fitted with a pen holder and the bowl portion used to hold paper clips or the like.
this exact technique (of the piece originally in question, not the one pictured below) is found in "italian glass century 20", page 74. according to the book it was designed by Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri d'Arte and "likely executed by Archimede Seguso". (the vase in the book is a 9.25" and is valued at $16-18K  :o my piece is under 4" but still...)

i've attached a pic of a similar piece that confirms it's function.

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Re: Why drill a hole in a bowl?
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2008, 06:08:47 PM »
Hi your original pictures have gone, could you attach them please. Glad you figured it out though

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Re: Why drill a hole in a bowl?
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2008, 07:27:57 PM »
goodness! of course. my apologies. must have had them up before we switched servers :)

hee hee. looking back at original post i see that this mystery took me 2 years (nearly to the day) to solve. love dat research.

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