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Posted 3 years ago

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Alfredo
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Glass does not always have to high end or iridescent to qualify for attention. This is an 8" piece with a very sad broken pontil, in what I would call bottle glass. But once I got it I was amazed at the work on the top. It consists of 3 downward and three upward folds, each one sporting a green prunt on the inside. And on the outside, a green collar! I bought it because it belonged with my 2 JIPs-- 14" and 10"--same combination of green and clear (but polished pontils). I suspect this was a way to produce really cheap glass with a fetching difference. The Butler Brothers catalog of 1930 offers a smaller, less elaborate version. Someone asked me whether it was a pin holder. I have no idea. At some point I plan to try it with flowers. A pity lilies of the valley are gone!

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  1. LeahGoodwin LeahGoodwin, 3 years ago
    With the vase that has a "frog" style rim, I have seen smaller vases in the same color and form which I have heard they were used as a "Bride's Bank" during the Victorian era. Guest would put coins and paper money into the glass bowl with frog style rim, to the married couple during the reception. If it is true or not by purpose, I have no idea and wanted to share for fun.
  2. Alfredo Alfredo, 3 years ago
    That's interesting, but a bit improbable, since these tops are rather awkward and would not have survived. These, and others that have surfaced, are definitely Czech Kralik. I'll post another version I have.
  3. LeahGoodwin LeahGoodwin, 3 years ago
    The smaller version is much wider like a rose bowl just to let you know. Will look forward to your posting as well.... I thought maybe they were from Richardson's. I do have two that I will email you personally.

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