Posted 7 years ago
This is a very unusual piece for many reasons, not the least of which it has three small holes drilled in the bottom, but that's not the end of it. This decoration is recognized as Jean Beck, as shown in Glass Art: Reflecting the Centuries, by Helmut Ricke, published by Prestel. Plate 353 shows a vase in this exact color and decor, but in a squared shape.
Strong colorless cover layer on jade green inner casing. Mold-blown, Opaque, rust red, encircling threads. Black pearl prunts - the mouth and the base are both ground and polished flat.
The next unusual feature is the Hansa acid-stamped mark on the base. Thanks to Alfredo Villanueva's excellent website, the mystery of this mark, and the purpose of this piece can be found here:
On this page, you can see that this is not a vase, but a pencil (or pen) holder, and was meant to be mounted to a flat base, along with an inkwell. See the ceramic piece that has the same three holes drilled in the bottom. So, what we have here is the pencil/pen holder made by Jean Beck to be used as part of a Hansa writing set.
Jean Beck's designs were executed by glassworks in the Bavarian Forest, particularly Regenhütte.