Posted 6 years ago
Got this from a church Thrift Store. Made with a blue tinted glass. Has Gold Gilding everywhere. I'm left with a question. On the side of the bell, between the enameled flowers and the gold gilded stripes, there are some areas of shaped "roughness". In the working world, I would call it "nonskid", that's exactly what it feels like. Anyone know about these? Also, for a decanter, this has the largest opening I've ever seen, 45mm. Does that make this a vase? All insight is greatly appreciated.
The vessel is 257mm/10" tall.
Thanks for looking.
Huge thanks to OzMarty for the insightful suggestion that this is indeed a "Hooka Base". Found a number of Bohamian examples with the exact same shape and some in the same color. Thanks to Marty, I appreciate it.