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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Hi there: I have no idea what to call this shape as not a dome, or egg shaped, or dump.....the best I can call it is *pinched*. So correct me if that is the wrong term. (Might it be Murano) ?? Clear glass with swirls of blue and black colors. Seems to be made very well.

    ~ Concave bottom and polished bottom
    ~ Bottom does show Good Wear
    ~ pinched / oblong Shape
    ~ 5 inches long x 1.75 inch wide x 2.5 inches tall
    ~ Weighs about 1.72 pounds

    Just curious to find out what it is. Have not found anything to give me a for sure ID. Still good to look at, and to use for holding papers. It is quite nice. The more I look at it -- the more I like it.

    Any ideas on the makers / age / or any info at all? I have no clue and not finding much on the internet using the term * Pinched PW *

    Thanks for looking. Any ideas welcome.


    [ UPDATE ]:
    MYSTERY SOLVED BY EFESGIRL -- I would like to Thank You for the excellent sleuthing you did!! This has (was) a mystery for so long. SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!

    **( ...and I also revamped to title to help others when they search)

    Here is another EXACT ONE with label and the following info [Quoted] from page of:

    Solid glass "Serica" (No.11) paper-weight with blue and purple spiral, design Floris Meydam 1953, executed by Leerdam / the Netherlands

    Literature -- Floris Meydam "In Vorm"; page 120
    Executed --Leerdam / the Netherlands
    Signature -- Leerdam sticker on top
    Year-- 1953
    Height-- 7 cm. / 2.8 inch
    Width--13 cm. / 5.1 inch
    Depth -- 5 cm. / 2 inch


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    1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      Ha ha I can't figure it out either, but it is pretty. What is the hole for and how deep does that hole go. In other words, is it a bud vase?
    2. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Lol....No hole in it. Solid piece of Glass. Sides are kinds pinched in looking from the top down. Bottom shows wear and polished concave. All solid glass. Not a vase at all. Was hard to get a nice pic of it
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Hugs and Loves Back:

      shareurpassion --> Thanks for the comment. I replied back above. It is a very pretty piece too!!
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      LOVE !! The swirls in this paperweight!!
    5. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Cyclone heaven.
    6. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      "Like a whirlpool, it never ends!" I agree with Sean that it's a paperweight. Lovely from any angle!
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      Lookie what I found:
    8. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the loves ~ Hugs ~ Back :

      Efesgirl --> Thanks for the NICE comment also and ID I believe!!
      racer4four --> Thanks for the NICE comment also !!
      SEAN68 --> Thanks for the NICE comment also !!
    9. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      @ EFESGIRL -- Thanks for that link. Sure looks like it, doesn't it? The only thing I see a bit different is the base. The one in the link has a bit of a rim on the bottom concave, where mine does not (??) At least it looks like that to me. Do you still think it is a match? Swirls and shape is so right....but the base is a tiny bit different. What do you think? Wait to hear from you and others as them I will marked Solved and Credit to you

      The one in the Link looks like it has a Signature of LEERDAM on it.

      ~ Good Sleuthing EFESGIRL ~
    10. Rick55 Rick55, 7 years ago
      No Idea Rosie, but as you stated, it's a well made, quality piece with a great design! There is significant base wear, so I don't believe it's contemporary.
    11. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      I don't think we are going to find anything else that is closer than this. Considering that these are handmade, the bottoms will vary in size - at least, that's how imagine it to be.
    12. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      @ Efesgirl -- Thank you. Added an update to Posting giving you the credit for the ID of this item. I have also changed the title since the ID is now know.

      ~ Thanks Efesgirl ~ Credit given at top!!

      Also other glassies also found this one too:

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