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Glass bowl? With a bubble in the body of the bowl

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Art Glass5151 of 19623Viking Art Glass Epic Arching Thumb Print Base Art glass vase with frosted panels etched signature and dated 1964
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    Posted 3 years ago

    Elainep
    (29 items)

    I have always thought of this as a glass dish. It has a blue/green hue to it. It has a 'suspended bubble within its interior and this rises to a dome when you look inside the bow. Does anyone have any ideas where from, made by whom please ?

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    1. aura, 3 years ago
      i have read that you must turn it upside down.
      i dont know its true but i read it on internet
    2. Elainep Elainep, 3 years ago
      Wow! That would make sense because there is a hole in what I would have said was the underside of the bowl. Food for thought! Thanks again for taking the time to comment
    3. swfinluv1 swfinluv1, 3 years ago
      When I saw the pictures, I thought it was an oil lamp (sort of a pyramid shape, with the wider part at the bottom). How small is the opening to the bubble?
    4. Elainep Elainep, 3 years ago
      Hi that's also very interesting! The hole would admit something the width of a single flower stem for example. Thank you for a very interesting observation. I've turned it 'upside down' and it looks more'comfortable' the only question now is what to do with it!
    5. swfinluv1 swfinluv1, 3 years ago
      If it has a very narrow opening into the bubble, it probably is an oil lamp. If you want to use it as one, you'll need lamp oil, a wick and a wick holder (a piece that fits in the opening, usually metal or glass, to keep the wick stable when burning). You can probably use it as a small bud vase as well.

      Here's an example from eBay:

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-of-Clear-Blown-Glass-Pyramid-Shaped-Oil-Lamps-/291903386954?
    6. Elainep Elainep, 3 years ago
      Swfinluv1 and Aura - genius! I would never have turned it the other way up but we've tried it in a makeshift way and it looks brilliant. I have another 3 of varying sizes so Christmas by lamplight! When I get the right sized wick I'll post a photo of it'in action' . Thanks so much again.

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