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Posted 1 year ago


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When I first joined CW, Warren posted his purple empire vase. My comment at the time was, "I WANT ONE"! I finally found one and couldn't be happier! When it arrived, I was surprised as I found it much bigger than expected. It's only 3 1/2" tall, but the width - 8" - gives it a much larger appearance. As you can see, it's highly reflective and was very difficult to photograph, but at least you get the idea. Thank you guys for looking and your continued support!


  1. fleafinder fleafinder, 1 year ago
    wow unique
  2. fleafinder fleafinder, 1 year ago
    looks like a ufo only nicer
  3. Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse, 1 year ago
    Just a lovely work of art I often wonder how many years of learning a trade as this to make something this lovely... Rick,, Glad you fulfilled your dream ... '-) I just wish dreams were free.... smiling ..
  4. Rick55 Rick55, 1 year ago
    Thank you for the great comments and love Flea and Gary, and thanks for the love Melanie, you guys know it's appreciated!

    @ Flea... Yes it has an unusual shape which I love! It matches a Charles Lotton piece I have with a similar "UFO" shape. :)

    @Gary... Yes, at times I marvel at the talent it takes to make these beautiful pieces of art glass .
  5. Rick55 Rick55, 1 year ago
    Lol... Thanks Thomas, I appreciate you stopping by!
  6. Caperkid Caperkid, 1 year ago
    Out done youself on this one Rick what a beautiful piece.
  7. famatta127 famatta127, 1 year ago
    great shots!
  8. MALKEY MALKEY, 1 year ago
    hi Rick gorgeous piece with such presence so tactile looking just super
    thanks for sharing
  9. Rick55 Rick55, 1 year ago
    Thanks so much for the great comments and love Tony, Roy and Malkey, and thanks for the love Swain, BB2, Macart and Dlfd, it's appreciated!

    @Tony... Thanks that means a lot coming from you :-)
  10. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Gwd!!!.. these are soooo!! beautiful and in my favourite colour too!!.. I always think of theatre curtains you used to see in the 'olden days' when you went to the picture....:-)) ..when I see one of these....well done Rick..on my bucket list too!!
  11. mikelv85 mikelv85, 1 year ago
    What a jewel Rick !....dare I say "I want one too" ! :)
  12. Alan2310 Alan2310, 1 year ago
    It's quite an order,,, me too.
    Congratulations Rick ;-)

  13. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    Wow! This is a gorgeous piece, and your pics are a total success!!!
  14. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 1 year ago
    One of my favorite colors! I must admit that I am not a fan of Loetz glass - except for this piece. So unusual!
  15. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
    A lovely décor, and shown to perfection by ace photography!
  16. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
    OMG!! YAY RICK!!!

    I remember salivating over Warren's too. Rick I'm so happy you have such an exquisite treasure for yourself now.
  17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 year ago
    Wow Rick!!!
    That is incredible looking. Glad you were able to add this lovely piece to your already AMAZING collection. Beautiful!!!
  18. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 1 year ago
    Mis más sinceras felicitaciones Rick , it is wonderful
  19. Rick55 Rick55, 1 year ago
    Thank you for your enthiastic comments and love Penny, Mike, Allan, Kyra, Bonnie, Peggy, Karen, Scott and Sylvia. Also thanks for the love Pops, Kevin, Ho2, Oz, EzA, Vintagelakes, Jim, Aura and Beyemvey! It makes it so gratifying to share something that you guys enjoy as much as I!
  20. cnd11, 1 year ago
    Takes up a decent amount of cabinet space...and it rightfully deserves it! :)
    Wonderful example!
    How do you get the two tone background? Is it the way you set your lighting or the "background paper" you use?
  21. Rick55 Rick55, 1 year ago
    Thank you for the nice comment Cnd, and thank you for the love L.B. and Deb, I'm so glad you guys like it!

    @Cnd... In this case I used a gradient background. When I want more contrast between the light and dark, I place a piece of cardboard on the overhead light preventing it from shining on the background.
  22. Rick55 Rick55, 1 year ago
    Thank you for the love Austro, I appreciate it!
  23. Mac63 Mac63, 1 year ago
    Great piece and great decor - I think one of my favs as well. I found mine when I was first collecting an didn't know what it was except that it was going home with me.
  24. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 1 year ago
    Great color and I love the texture. Or is that a trick of the light? Well done either way.! :)
  25. Rick55 Rick55, 1 year ago
    Thanks so much for the kind comment and love Tonja and Matt, and thanks for the love Fort, GlueChip, Ivonne and Radegunder, I do appreciate it!

    @Mac... that's funny, the same happened to me. I bought my first Medici not knowing what it was, but I fell in love with it and had to have it. Lol.

    @Tonja... Nope that's the texture of it. I don't think anybody could put pleats on a vase... at least not me. LOL.
  26. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 1 year ago
    Glad to see you found one, Rick..
    Worth the wait, I would say
  27. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
  28. Rick55 Rick55, 1 year ago

    Thanks for the comments and love Warren and Sean, and thanks for the love Bobbee, it's all appreciated!

    @Warren... It was definitely worth the wait. I've seen others, but I wanted one as close to your purple one as possible :-)
  29. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 1 year ago
    Oh Rick, I just saw this one - stunning!!! I am so glad you found one for your wonderful collection!
  30. Rick55 Rick55, 1 year ago
    Thanks Michelle... It's just one of a thousand that was on my bucket list! LOL :-)
  31. Rick55 Rick55, 1 year ago
    Thanks for the love Mani, I appreciate it!
  32. antiquerose antiquerose, 1 year ago
    ...............OMG.............I just saw *HEAVEN8 in a Piece of Art glass posted here on CW.

    ~ Oh my.....shape, decor, colors....the photos.....Heaven !!!!
  33. Rick55 Rick55, 1 year ago
    Thanks so much for your enthusiastic comment Rosie! I feel as you that it has all the elements that I love in one package! I couldn't be happier :-))
  34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
  35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    HAPPY NEW YEAR RICK !!! ! !!!

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