Posted 6 years ago
Ok. I am trying to learn about glass and found this recently and thought it might be a good piece to try and glean some information and learn something. So, I have some questions for you glass experty people as I can't figure some things out from looking at this (because I don't know what I am supposed to be looking for!).
Firstly, is this hand made or moulded? I'm guessing hand made as I can't see how you could add the blue detailing if it was moulded, as it appears to be embedded within the vase. Just my best guess.
Secondly, was it made yesterday or 50 years ago. Looking at the base there seems to be quite a bit of wear and tear so I'm guessing not yesterday, but how old I have no clue.
Thirdly, if it was hand made, should the pontil not be visible? Again, I don't know.
So as you can see from the above, there is lots I don't know and precious little I do. If anyone could enlighten me I would be very grateful. Thanks!