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Viking Amethyst Console Bowl "Epic" Line #1232 /Circa 1960

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    Posted 5 years ago

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    This was the new item on the shelf in the purple section at Salvation today. It's a very large and impressive piece of Viking glass from their "Epic" line. At 20" from end to end and quite shallow at only 3" deep. It looks like they just grabbed the ends and pulled and stretched it to it's present shape. The base is oval with nice corners formed from the stretched ribbon detail. The bottom has a polished base rim and a sunken oval center. There's some minor nicks and flea bites to the crisp edge of the base on one side, but you can't really see it unless you flip it over. It can be found in Dean Six's book "Viking Glass 1944-1970" on page 92. -Mike-

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      I have seen something like this before MIKE, I just need to think on it -- as it is not on my brain at the moment......have a headache
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks Rose...sorry you have a headache :(...My guesses were Chalet but their pieces are chunky and really sparkle with the heavy lead content. Then I though Cofranc because I have a huge wavy piece of that but it's mark is acid etched on the bottom. So maybe Val St. Lambert. Of course not Murano so I'm out of guesses :)
    3. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Wow. Impressive, but not Japanese!
    4. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      I am quicking thinking it MIGHT be Viking or Tiffin ( but I could be wrong on those Quick thoughts ). My head is not working right now -- let me think on it -- as I KNOW I have seen this before......somewhere ???

      i just do not have a good memory......Have a headache from shoveling Snow here as I have neck issues here. YES, it came and still coming down !!
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks Karen and Rose.....sorry you got the snow Rose. It missed us completely here on the lake shore in central Ohio. Father east towards Pennsylvania is the snow belt here. They got hammered and so did Detroit where most of my relatives live. Close to 10". We're looking forward to a mild snow free winter till about February.
    6. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      I absolutely love this!!
      Here Here on a mild winter. Ugh, it's awful after 16 years on the Gulf. Your finds are so good it really makes me want to come up there. Dang.NO.OMG.
    7. swfinluv1 swfinluv1, 5 years ago
      Antiquerose, ftw! That lovely thing is Viking. I have one like it in Bluenique.
    8. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks swfinluv1 for the info. Found one on Ebay in the Amethyst color:
    9. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks OneGoodFind for the "love" and nice comment. I try to find something unique everyday but sometimes it's just not in the cards especially around the holidays.
    10. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Nice one Mike, they do same here, separate glass shells by colors.
      They seem to have this system for a while.

    11. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks Alan.... It does make it handy for tracking down certain pieces. :)
    12. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      @Mike -- See, I knew I had seen something like it ....was thinking it might be Viking in Post # 10 -- and Now you do have a Positive ID Thanks to SWFINLUV1.

      Thanks for the True ID -- SWFIN
    13. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Mike, what a beautiful piece of Viking glass! Is this your book? If so, I have a Viking bowl on a thread here, I would appreciate a positive ID on it, pls. :)
    14. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Another great find!
    15. Cpomedx Cpomedx, 5 years ago
      Just gorgeous
    16. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much Cpomedx...these seem to have come in a range of sizes...large, larger, and wonder they're called "Epic"

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