Posted 5 years ago
I have owned this large Quezal shade-vase for a few years now, and it has always puzzled me to a degree. I have never seen a Quezal shade-vase anything like this, especially when you measure it at 9-1/2" tall by 8" in diameter at the rim! The pontil is not polished, which might be because it was intended as a shade-lamp (torchiere?) in the first place. The QUEZAL signature is above the pontil, and looks authentic. I also have a theory about fakes - that they are rarely "large" because of the expense - so this one passes that test, and is of Quezal quality.
When I bought it (ebay) I was shocked to find lines running through the glass, which I thought were hairlines. For some reason I kept the vase (still very beautiful) and then discovered later the lines are NOT hairlines, but swirls in the design on the INSIDE surface (look like hairlines when held up to the light, but are interior raised-ridges of glass when inspected closely). If Coy W. is reading this I appologize for my ignorance, and I now hold this as one of my favorites. Probably late Quezal production, but still a unique antique! Enjoy!