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    Posted 5 years ago

    racer4four
    (614 items)

    This is a heavy for size vase from Hoya showing their typically restrained but complex design aesthetic.

    I'm guessing how this was made but here goes:
    The vase has been blown with a solid base with an enclosed air bubble that finishes near the water line. After being blown the cylinder has been ground to form a waist around the bubble.

    Simple idea but the resulting optics are great. Like all Hoya Crystal this vase is faultless.

    18cm (7 in)

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    Comments

    1. NevadaBlades, 5 years ago
      The HOYA company I'm familiar with makes optics. Camera lenses, Eyeglass lenses, etc.. Same company???
    2. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      I applaud your courage and it's a great piece. I have to ask you a question here. Have you ever blown glass? You have so much knowledge. Of course I'm curious because you are so smart and detailed. Should we start calling you "lil' Chihuly "?
      :)
    3. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Blade it is the same company. They started in optics in 1941 and began their crystal production in 1945. They are renowned for their quality of lenses and have moved into medical optics (endoscopes etc) as well as their spectacle and camera filter business.
      In 2009 they stopped making crystal products due to a declining market, the aging of their crystal masters and the wish to focus on their optical business which is now huge.
    4. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      I wish OGF! I have researched glass blowing and production a lot and have watched as much as possible. I know very little really :(
    5. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      The title in the second photo says it all, doesn't it? Museum Quality, and that this certainly is. A real dazzler, what an incredible piece of glass to own, Karen. :)
    6. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thank you Miss Katherine.
      Museum Crystal was a limited release range from Hoya, late 1980s.
      I think it was quite pricey in it's day but you know me, bargain hunter!

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