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Posted 2 years ago

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vetraio50
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The vase arrived from Germany a few days ago.
I had recognized it as being a Meydam design rather than a Murano vase. It is a plum coloured sommerso with blue swirls around the inside. The sommerso pouch is encased in the Leerdam clear glass and has pinched shoulders. Below is the regular Leerdam ground pontil. I think it is an inverse of the "2-205" vase that you are seeing more of these days.
It is 12 x 11 x 5 cm (4.8" x 4.2" x 2").

In the Leerdam catalogue it is described as:
"Leerdam Serica no. 25, vaasje met paarse en blauwe spiralen, blank overvangen, 62024 Serica h. 130, uitv. N.V. Glasfabriek Royal Leerdam."

Floris Meydam died on September 25 this year. He was 91 years of age.

"For 35 years (1949-1984) Meydam was head of design department at Leerdam. In this capacity he gave the post-war collection of the glass factory a recognizable face. He is responsible for a large number of designs for both utility glass (glass dinnerware, bowls, vases, etc.) and glass packaging. In addition, he designed numerous pieces of occasional glass: Leerdam Unica, Leerdam Serica and glass panels. He also designs for the ceramics industry, including the famous Black Princess for Regina.
Meydam continually searched for new forms and he designed many innovative items. Typical of his work is the simplicity of the design.
As an industrial designer and independent artist, he received many national and international awards and prizes. In 1952 he was the first Dutch designer at the Museum of Modern Art (New York) and won the "Good Design Award". After retirement in 1984 he continued on as an independent glass artist."

http://www.nationaalglasmuseum.nl/

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Hey thanks BELLIN68!
  2. cogito cogito, 2 years ago
    Not my preferred time period, but I can make an exception now and then...this would be it. I love the flow of the vase construction/design. Very nice, indeed.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Thanks cogito!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks scandinaviqn_pieces!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks wolcott1
  6. Mysticshore Mysticshore, 2 years ago
    Extraordinary !!!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Mysticshore!
  8. l.a.lady l.a.lady, 2 years ago
    I absolutely love it!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks l.a.lady!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks BELLIN68 and austrohungaro!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks to mark and AmberRose too!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks memphisg!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks pontillo200!
  14. inky inky, 2 years ago
    This beautiful!....:-)
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks inky! still awakening!
  16. dickweedrules dickweedrules, 2 years ago
    You've got some seriously nice glass, and a lot of it.
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks dickweedrules and to you too Justanovice!
    Maybe too much according to some!
  18. Bert Bert, 1 year ago
    Nice Meydam unica;-)
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks bert!
  20. Bazelmania Bazelmania, 1 year ago
    It looks a Serica to me. Am I wrong?
  21. epson233 epson233, 1 year ago
    love the colors -- thanks for the website -- very interesting
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    I think it's a Serica too, JK. Sorry Bert!
    My pleasure epson233.
    The site is amazing!
    http://www.nationaalglasmuseum.nl/
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks SEAN & Heinjan too!
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks MSL and nldionne too!
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks HEINJAN!
  26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
    Many thanks RACER4four!
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
    Many thanks GLUECHIP!
  28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
  29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks ELAINEKAY!
  30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 27 days ago
    Many thanks KAREN!

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