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    Posted 8 years ago

    suzyque
    (2 items)

    I'm 70 years old and was given this lovely vase by my grandmother who worked for a wealthy lady when she came from Ireland. The lady gave her some gifts including this vase. It stands 9 1/2" tall and is made of a beautiful rose colored glass that is almost irridesent with vines going up the glass. It has an overlay of some kind of metal that is very decorative and flows from the base to the rim and handles. The marks on the bottom are 621 and ICESZINN (can't make out the first letter). I would appreciate any information on this vase so that when I pass it on to one of my sons I can give him more information.
    Thank you

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      Riceszinn vase It is Beautiful !! There are glassware experts on CW that can help you when they come on line. It is a treasure ! a Very very good piece .
    2. MichiganMillsJr MichiganMillsJr, 8 years ago
      I don't have too much information to tell you, but the name is "Riceszinn" and the metal is a tin heavy pewter composite. I wasn't able to find much of anything from the company, but the piece likely was made somewhere between 1880 and 1910ish (maybe even 1920s). Hopefully some of that helps!
    3. suzyque, 8 years ago
      Thank you so much - I know it is over 100 years but that's about all I knew except that it is beautiful and I love it. Hopefully someone can tell me how to safely clean it.
    4. Sunnybrook Sunnybrook, 8 years ago
      Until one of the scholars advised...... DON'T CLEAN IT! There are some items that need to wear their well deserved patina. Your vase is lovely!
    5. Sunnybrook Sunnybrook, 8 years ago
      edit: advises

      oops
    6. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      Thanks Czech ! For helping on this one :-)) Hello Vet are you there ? Knocking on your door :-)
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      'Riceszinn' is just so unusual as a German word. But the net has so many examples of Riceszinn pewter mounted items.

      But I found this which might give an explanation.

      At the turn of the century, although commerce was moving northward and the grand St. Nicholas Hotel had been razed, the area still supported fashionable business. The ground floor of No. 542 Broadway was home to Bernard Rice’s Sons, manufacturers and wholesale sellers of jewelry and silver goods with its own factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

      In 1902 The Jewelers’ Circular made note of some of Rice’s high-end goods. “Their new ‘Riceszinn’ offers a variety of designs in mugs, steins, vases, etc., having a soft, dull finish, and suitable for dining room decorations and practical uses. Vases, decanters, liquer [sic] sets and like articles of iridescent glass, mounted with this ware, make very effective pieces. Another line that is having a good sale is of silver plate in the ‘Butler’ finish; this resembles somewhat in appearance the ‘zinn’ wares, and comes in many beautiful pieces, as trays, cups, smoker’s sets, vases, etc.”

      http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/marble-goddesses-at-nos-542-544.html

      So the suggestion is that is an American firm mounting Czech glass in Brooklyn!
    8. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      You have heard from Glass experts on your lovely vase :-)
    9. ozmarty ozmarty, 8 years ago
      Wow Kev you dunn it again!
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      wow!!! Kevin , very nice Threading :)
    11. suzyque, 8 years ago
      Thank you so much - you are amazing!

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