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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I have had this little (3.75" tall) green flashed vase for years; it is unusual in the fact that is flashed, and doesn't have the more common matte iridescence that you seen on these kinds of vases. Also, the martele is unusual, too. It has the same uneven pattern of molded small and larger open areas that is seen in sklo42's recent post of a beautiful dusky blue vase. I had always just assumed it was by Kralik, but last year I happened to show it to Craig, and he pointed out how unusual its martele pattern is. We then began a discussion about other vases we have seen with this pattern, and how they seemed to have colors that were really quite different from that seen in Kralik and Rindskopf martele vases. I have since kept a file of vases in this pattern, in the hopes of perhaps one day identifying a maker. (Sklo, I hope this little vase is interesting to you! :) )

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    1. sklo42 sklo42, 6 years ago
      Thank you Michelle, it is! I keep a ruler next to my computer for moments like this and though it is tiny it has all the characteristics of the other examples of irregular 'martelé'. I think the shade of green is different from my green one. Is the rim highly polished?

      Perhaps you too may have a view on what it should be named!
    2. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 years ago
      Hi Peggy, that's a great idea! I need to do that, too - especially for metric, since I have a really hard time visualizing centimeters. :) I just checked, and no, it isn't highly polished - the cut edge of the rim looks dull/matte. I'll keep an eye out for that attribute on other vases like these, though - thanks for bringing that up.

      As for a name, my folder is just called 'Unusual Marteles', but I guess if I had to name them, they are a bit more like a spider web to me, so perhaps 'webbed'?

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