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It might be worth pointing a UV light over them and seeing if they glow green ?
I have now discovered works from the Moser glass works in Czech Republic of same size and similar design I iwll write to the factory and post their reply if they make one

19th century glass wares by Moser A. S. (Czech Republic)

The Moser glassworks were founded by Ludwig Moser (1833 - 1916). He first opened a glass workshop in the centre of Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic in 1857 and specialised in polishing, engraving, designing and making glass objects.

In 1893, together with his sons Gustav and Rudolf, he took over a glass factory in Meierhofen bei Karlsbad, so that he now operated a full service glassworks employing 400 people.

Ludwig Moser had developed a lead-free sodium-potassium glass that is more ecologically friendly than lead glass yet is extremely hard.

Within a short time he gained the reputation as the most prestigious producer of crystal in the Eastern Europe, supplying royalty and rulers such as Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, the Persian Shah Musaffereddine and King Edward VII of England.

Following the death of his father in 1916, Leo Moser took over the management, and the company expanded significantly with the

By 1922 the Moser company had become the largest producer of high-end drinking and decorative glass in Czechoslovakia

The company contracted during the Depression of the 1930s, and Leo Moser resigned from the company management in 1932 and then sold the family's shareholding in 1938.

The company is now publicly owned and listed on the stock exchange in the Czech Republic, where it has four outlets together with a worldwide distribution network, and the lead-free sodium-potassium glass developed by Ludwig Moser remains the basis of their products.
Very interesting Thank you yes obvious now you point that out and well now a whole new track of investigation to begin we know they were not new when they arrived in the country and this explains why previous investigations have born no fruit
  Not Japanese numerals. The slashed number seven being distinct. Here's what Wikipedia has to say about it
Some quasi Japanese influence maybe in the artwork Probably made somewhere in Central Europe [Bohemia?] and possibly late 19th century. Nicely done and you have a pair!
This pair of vases were brought to New Zealand from Japan in the early 1960's or late 1950's by my uncle and hence are assumed to be Japanese of age unknown - there are markings but nothing that Identifies as a manufacturer simply A model and a version which I assume relates to the pattern - these vases are 22cm high, 5.5cm at top opening, 6.5cm at the base and 10cm at widest point the flowers appear to be raised glass as I have seen on Murano style adornment  I have looked extensively and found nothing like them on the net and wish to identity any information possible ie maker or region of manufacture or if such a style has a name - anything is useful thank you
I have a small piece I believe is Czech.  Can you help ID and do you know a glass maker?
Many thanks,

Specs: 3.5" width x 3.25" height  weight 1 lb
Smooth Clear Polished base
Glass / Re: Hand Blown Clear Glass Vase With Red Swirl
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Yesterday at 06:44:56 PM »
Chinese glass does have properly polished pontil marks these days, and your vase has no uranium in it. China is the most likely origin. It's really not well made enough to be any high end name.
Glass / Re: Hand Blown Clear Glass Vase With Red Swirl
« Last post by Glasir on Yesterday at 06:25:58 PM »
Sorry, I don't believe for a second that this is chinese with the polished pontil, uranium salts used in the glass etc. There's nothing cheap about this piece. I'm convinced it's Italian, but thanks for your imput.
Very happily.  ;D
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