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    Posted 7 years ago

    racer4four
    (601 items)

    Made by Eisch Hutte, (or Eisch Works) Germany, probably late 60s to early 70s.

    Eisch glass was established by Valentin Eisch and the factory's work is always acid etched with Eisch or Eisch Hutte. There is a lot of misinformation about this glass, as Valentin's son, Erwin Eisch, became one of the world's great glass artists in late 2oth century, and many claim all Eisch glass as his. Although Erwin is known to have had some design input at the family factory, his own hand made works have his own signature engraved on his glass. So any Eisch glass sold with the acid etched mark is not by Erwin.

    This vase is almost impossible to photograph well enough to show it's style.
    It's made from a very deep cobalt blue glass with clear and yellow bubbles (almost like blisters) which are layered small at the base, then elongate through the neck and compress again at the rim. The bubbles actually look like milk opals. Whole vase is quite thickly cased in clear.
    It is a very subtle yet complex piece of glass. And yes, is a bit like a peacock's feather.
    I have seen the Pfauenage decor on small and large vases, pitchers and bowls, and in blue, green and red.
    This vase is one of the larger at 170mm.

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Beautiful!!! Wow!!!!!
    2. inky inky, 7 years ago
      What a stunning deep blue and love those "blisters" that mustard yellow goes beautifully it...I can understand it would have been difficult to photograph but! you did a good job...:-)
    3. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 years ago
      Wow... IT's beautiful...
    4. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Thanks so much for the lovely comments Sean, inky and Fluffmeister!
      It's a sneaky bit of glass really!

      Thanks also to Moon, agh and phil!
    5. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Thanks inky as well for the positive comment on my photography!
      I am getting better when I try, but I still can't get this vase to show properly. Ah well, you will have to take my word for how cool it is!
    6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Incredible ! What a great find ! :)
    7. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the nice comment Mike!

      Thanks also to Vetraio and Amanda
    8. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love Leah and Aim
    9. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the loves

      Steve and czechman!

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