Posted 7 years ago
I have a few Snowflake pieces (nothing like Ann Landers collection!) but this is the first in what I call the fire style.
I never knew before I got one, but this style vase has been made from white glass, with the added colour swirls and red band, and has then been cased externally in yellow. It's that external case that gives it the pastel tinge and the red band the strident orangey/red.
Nicely made glass and thanks to our own research genius Vetraio we now know more.
This is almost a direct quote from Vetraio's comments on another forum:
(I hope you don't mind Vet)
China has been exporting glass to the west since 1922.
Snowflake was made by Dalian Glass Co.Ltd. (originally the Dalian
Group Company), one of the large-scale and key factories among the sheet glass production industry in China. The company still produce glass of every type: sheet glass, bottles, scientific glass, art glass, domestic glass, etc. They are based in the coastal city of Dalian, east of Beijing, and there are many glass manufacturers there on what is now known as the Crystal Coast.
Of course, he found out lots more but I will leave it there.
Thanks for your research Vet!