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Art Glass9917 of 21840Galle , Real or FakeEarly Loetz Alpenrot Enamelled Jewelled Vase, Ca 1893
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I have yet to get to the background of Dolphin Glass but this vase is a great example of their creations.

    They typically made baluster shaped vases and very rounded bowls (as ashtrays), often on a black base with patterns of colour over the base.
    When bases weren't black they were usually red, but black would then be included in the overlay. They had a restricted palette, and I have never seen them use blue or green or purple glass.

    The view through the vase shows the black as an amethyst based one.

    Dolphin seemed to have ceased production by about the mid 1970s, so their production period was limited; less than 20 years or so.
    Their pieces are large, typical for the era, and really nicely made.

    Height 26cm (10.25in)

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      That's pretty awesome looking!!!! Very cool look from the inside. You sure have a wonderful knowledge of your glass.
    2. sklo42 sklo42, 6 years ago
      This is one amazing piece of glass, Karen. Perhaps a Japanese take on Op Art.....
    3. Deano Deano, 6 years ago
      You have done it again! Wonderful piece, Soo nice.
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Amazing pattern even with the restricted palette ! :)
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
    6. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      I sometimes have a guilty feeling that I post on CW to have my fan club respond and make me feel warm and gooey. That's part of it I guess but I do like to show my glass!
      As usual thanks for the love and great comments guys!

      Thank you muchly:
      Sean and
    7. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      CLASSIC -- Japanese !! Love it !!!
    8. chipfree, 3 years ago
      Hi , I too am on a quest to find the maker of a vase I purchased a few years ago that I believe to be made by Dolphin , that elusive cobalt blue outer over white inner . Mine has a wavy pattern of orange yellow and white circling the vase like yours . The vase has no makers sticker . My assumption is based on the pontil mark I have only seen on other Dolphin glass . It has about 8 , O's pressed into the clear encased glass on the base each encircling the other like a bulls eye target . Could I send some photos for your comment , Thanks Les

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