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Luster289 of 303Steuben Gold Aurene Floriform vase"Art" Cameo Glass Vase ... French?  Bohemian?
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Posted 11 months ago

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twentiethc
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Color fades from amethyst to colorless and then to an aqua / teal color. Embossed art nouveau design with thin layer of silver. No apparent markings. My best guess is possibly Czech, but it's really just a guess. I'd love to know more about it ... all opinions are welcome.

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  1. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 11 months ago
    There were a couple like this in the back room of the PMC. I have one with stereotypical bohemian decoration. I think bohemian is a safe bet.
  2. kunsthammer kunsthammer, 11 months ago
    Is this a silver overlay or is it carved out and then silvercoloured? Depending on that it could be either french or bohemian.
  3. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 11 months ago
    To me it looks like this is acid cut with a silver deposit. My gut on these is Goldberg.
  4. twentiethc, 11 months ago
    The design looks to be slightly embossed in the glass, and then I think the silver is applied very thinly; not quite like traditional overlay.
  5. twentiethc, 11 months ago
    The embossed design could be the result of an acid process that left the remaining surface with a satin finish.
  6. twentiethc, 11 months ago
    Thanks a bunch to both Greatsnowyowl and kunsthammer. Upon futher investigation with their leads, I have to agree the vase is likely by Karl Goldberg.

    I have now found several similar ones including this most-similar example:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Karl-Goldberg-amethyst-uranium-glass-vase-Haida-Jugendstil-Art-Nouveau-Bohemian-/160978994242?pt=UK_Art_Glass&hash=item257b188442&nma=true&si=QVo8gbltaZ1vnYfBI2satmLuEK0%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557#ht_3325wt_958

    Thanks again.
  7. cogito cogito, 11 months ago
    I had the same form with overlay, but with a dark purple cased glass. Goldberg was the attribution for that piece. The silver overlay is really fragile and thin on these pieces; too much polishing and its gone.

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