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Posted 1 year ago

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vetraio50
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Earlier this morning I went to the garage, found some stuff to take to Vinnies and then found a few pieces that I had put away about ten years ago. This was in the bottom of a chest of glass. I had found it years ago at the Rozelle markets one Saturday morning. It was only a dollar or so if I remember correctly.

But I never really knew exactly what I had bought.
I am still none the wiser, so I am asking for your input.
It looks like a three sided candlestick, ......
..... but then maybe it is a vase?

Perhaps it is 'end of day' piece?
It has a ground foot and it has a pastille added over the pontil.
The iridescence is strong all over as I hope you can see in these photos.
The lip has some three tool marks.

Height: 21 cm or 8.2"
Width: 9.5 cm or 3.8" at the widest point

And it has a whopping crack across the bottom too. It doesn't extend up the piece it is part of the making I think. Totally imperfect!

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  1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Gorgeous my friend...WOWO!
  2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Stunning piece ,love this very much Kevin:)!!! no markers marks of any kind?
  3. charcoal charcoal, 1 year ago
    Very unique! Love the melted drip look!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Hi Charlie! Looks like candle wax!
  5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    it does look like a candle wax !!! I agree with charlies comment!!!!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    It could well be a local piece, Leah! But the regular suspects here would sign. Chris Pantano and Colin Heaney are the two I mean.
  7. toracat toracat, 1 year ago
    Beautiful!! I think it is a vase! Looks like pre-historic ocean with creatures swimming or crawling around! And volcanic eruptions! With lava! It is 2:07 am! I better sleep! My mind is running wild!!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Rest well! Thanks again, Don!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks JayHow!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks MattyG, inky and to you as well dasullywon!
  11. fledermaus fledermaus, 1 year ago
    It is awesome! I love the way the drips are going up in areas seeming to defy gravity. Beautiful iris.
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Dr Fluffy and to you too FlederMaus for your generous comments!
  13. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    It reminds me of the art nouveau glass as well:)
  14. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 1 year ago
    Hi Kevin (vetraio50) Could it be that when they removed it from the pontil rod that it made a hole in the bottom and they plugged it with a patch of molten glass? You could probably see it by looking through the opening. I had never seen an under-base pontil like this. I also lean towards studio glass but I love the colors and treatment of the piece. BOB
  15. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 year ago
    Wow V! I hope this didn't go to the charity shop! What else is in this intriguing sounding "chest of glass"?
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks for the loves from smiata, gargoylecollector, Loumanal, czechman and Phil too!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Loumanal. I agree with you about the making of it, thanks. Amber I also found some early Oiva Toikka glasses that were an early purchase on ebay and a couple of nice pieces ... a Hoglund decanter and a really chunk Boda glass.
  18. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    you should be keeping those and posting them Kevin!!!!
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    I'm sorting through some more boxes to free up the clutter, Sean. I have had to be ruthless. But I need my dining area back! Those boxes have to go!
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks nldionne!
  21. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 year ago
    Wow, pretty bad if you have stuff you didn't remember. I'd love to come and dig through boxes.
  22. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Beautiful Vet ! love the colors too . xoxo
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Manikin, Amber, czechman, gargoylecollector, smiata, Phil, walksoftly and nldionne too!
  24. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    Kevin would you have a look at this post
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/96710-holland-dutch-sterling-windmill-servin
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Hi walksoftly I have had a brief look at it. Unusual. At first thoght those marks were Arabic, but!!!! .........
  26. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    I turned them to get a look from each angle but still couldn't make out what they were!
    Thanks for having a look.
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Slave to the G!
  28. Justanovice Justanovice, 1 year ago
    Judging by all the Loves - you should keep it!! Tis Lovely!
  29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Justanovice!
    It will retire to the keepers, I suppose.
  30. Zowie Zowie, 1 year ago
    Hi Kevin is the drip a metal slag or is it paint of a type.
  31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Hi Zowie! It's all glass!
  32. Zowie Zowie, 1 year ago
    That's spinney it doesn't look it , it must be the eyes.
  33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    I know it is laid on thick!
    I took some indoor photos and might do a second posting on it?
  34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    I've added some more pix here:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/97801-mystery-iridescent-candlestick-2?in=activity#comment-387595
  35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks mikelV!
  36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks musikchoo!
  37. Zowie Zowie, 1 year ago
    That would be great Kevin I'm still working on Email or see if you can give it ago from your side & see what happens. It's on the top of my page the write up. I'll tak yours out & resubmit & see what happens
  38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    MANY THANKS JAMDAN2K
  39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Deanteaks and smiata too!
  40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    many thanks TOM61375!
  41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks AIMATHENA, I'm KEV!
  42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks ALDO78!
  43. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 1 year ago
    What a great find.
    Its gorgeous.
  44. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks VINTAGEFRAN!
  45. Zowie Zowie, 1 year ago
    I came across a candlelabra while we were away at the meseum will have to post I haven't seen one like it since I was a kid
  46. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Look forward to seeing it Zowie!
  47. Zowie Zowie, 1 year ago
    Done my friend
  48. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks NORDICMAN!
  49. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks BRATJDD & ZZEPPELIN too!
  50. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
  51. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks BRATJDD!
  52. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
  53. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks FREIHEIT 'n ANTIQUEROSE!
  54. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks ELISABETHAN!
  55. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks LISE!
  56. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks GLUECHIP!
  57. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks LISE!
  58. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
  59. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks NITTYGRITTY!

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