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Title: ID & Technical help Celery Vase - ID = Brockwitz
Post by: vanmann on November 14, 2012, 03:46:04 PM
I am hoping to ID this celery vase, but am also hoping for some technical info to help get my head round the manufacturing processes involved.
There are four faint seams down  sides and foot, presumably this means moulded or pressed (are these two different processes?), but the patterns seem irregular, (particularly the small "Star of David" type pattern in photo #3), which made me think that they may be cut rather than moulded/pressed. Would the vase be moulded as a plain piece and then hand cut?
Any and all thoughts and suggestions appreciated John
Title: Re: ID & Technical help Celery Vase
Post by: Lustrousstone on November 14, 2012, 03:58:32 PM
It's pressed not cut I think. Glass can be moulded by pressing or by blowing into a mould. If you can feel the outside pattern on the inside it was blow moulded.

Sometimes pieces are pressed and then cut, but not in this case. It's just mould irregularities (moulds were cast from hand cut formers).
Title: Re: ID & Technical help Celery Vase
Post by: bfg on November 14, 2012, 04:16:25 PM
are they 7 point blackberry prunts? didn't that come up in conversation before as an ID marker?

*brain fade*

Mel
Title: Re: ID & Technical help Celery Vase
Post by: vanmann on November 14, 2012, 04:44:31 PM
Thanks Christine, smooth on inside so obviously pressed then.
Mel, yes7 point prunts.
Date - early 20th century?
Title: Re: ID & Technical help Celery Vase
Post by: agincourt17 on November 14, 2012, 05:11:39 PM
I think it was made by Brockwitz in Germany. Appears in the 1915 musterbuch/catalogue  as celery vase #22452 from the 'Zurich' suite. See:
http://www.glas-musterbuch.de/Brockwitz-1915.66+B6YmFja1BJRD02NiZwcm9kdWN0SUQ9MjU1MCZwaWRfcHJvZHVjdD02NiZkZXRhaWw9.0.html

Comes in several colours, and is most commonly seen in carnival glass (often called 'curved star' pattern).

Often wrongly attributed on auction sites to Davidson because of the 'blackberry prunts' on the bottom exterior rim of the body.
Title: Re: ID & Technical help Celery Vase
Post by: vanmann on November 14, 2012, 06:08:28 PM
Thanks, that certainly appears to be the one.
I am constantly amazed at how quickly IDs are made on this forum
Title: Re: ID & Technical help Celery Vase - ID = Brockwitz
Post by: colink on November 15, 2012, 06:14:21 PM
I have one of these in marigold very nice they are as well