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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I didn't think this was Welz or Kralik or even Czech, but I did think it was pretty and sometimes it's good to break your own rules!

    There is a fine line of clear glass between the white opalescent glass and the purple stripe, best seen in image three. The stem is solid, there are three upward 'growing' leaves and five leafy 'feet'. The yellowy green is not a shade I associate with either Welz or Kralik.

    I now think it may be a Richardson tulip vase. Perhaps someone can tell me whether I'm right or wrong.

    Height 17 cm./6.75 inches

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    1. Ivonne Ivonne, 4 years ago
      I can't confirm or deny your attribution but I agree it is pretty !
    2. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Me neither - I do not know, but it is very pretty and makes me think of Spring while it is over minus -40 below Celsius here. LOL
    3. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      That's fine, Ivonne, we are in the dark together :)
    4. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Hi, Rose, I can't even imagine such a low temperature.....take care!
    5. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      .....Thanks for the comment, but your post and words warmed my heart already !!
    6. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      BEAUTIFUL!! The colors are amazing too!

    7. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Hi scott. I know your real love is applied flowers, but I think you too might have been tempted by this......
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      happy holidays and this is fabulous!!
    9. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      I would have bought it in a second-- in fact, I am looking for MY example now.

    10. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Seasons Greetings to you, SEAN. I like that you think it's fab......
    11. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      I hope you find it, scott, and POST it here!
    12. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
      Hi sklo, I do think it is Richardson; I have a tulip vase in almost the same form, but without the purple. (I LOVE the purple!). Does the glass strike you as super transparent - almost clearer than you'd normally expect? That would be due to it being flint glass. Flint glass is very's a little information on it from Wikipedia, for those who aren't familiar with it:

      "Flint glass is optical glass that has relatively high refractive index and low Abbe number (high dispersion)....With respect to glass, the term flint derives from the flint nodules found in the chalk deposits of southeast England that were used as a source of high purity silica by George Ravenscroft, c. 1662, to produce a potash lead glass that was the precursor to English lead crystal....Traditionally, flint glasses were lead glasses containing around 4–60% lead(II) oxide; however, the manufacture and disposal of these glasses were sources of pollution. In many modern flint glasses, lead oxides are replaced with other metal oxides such as titanium dioxide and zirconium dioxide without significantly altering the optical properties of the glass...." I think yours is quite unusual due to the color - very, very pretty! :)
    13. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
      sklo, here's mine; since I posted it 3 years ago, I have learned more about Richardson's glass. :)
    14. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Thank you, Michelle, for the information. With this one it's difficult to judge transparency as it has only slivers of transparent glass. However it is highly glossy and has none of the 'specks' often found in glass of the period (Art Nouveau?)

      After coming across the phrase 'Richardson Tulip Vase' I put it into a CW search which brought up yours. Yours is very pretty too, particularly when you enlarge it as then you see the delicate yellow stripes on the 'tulip'.

      I think you must have added image four to your post later as had I seen it then I'd have had no doubt about mine......the second left in image four being different only in colour.

      Thank you for the identification......image four is a real treat yoo, though I'm not expecting to be lucky enough to own another one ever!
    15. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Correction....too not yoo !
    16. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Very Christmassy and gorgeous Peggy.
      Michelle is awesome isn't she!
    17. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Thanks Karen, probably the nicest feeling piece of glass I own!

      She is indeed, and very generous.
    18. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      Love this beauty and the stripes in the vase!!
    19. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Thank you Sean, it is a beauty and I'm lucky to have one.
    20. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      Your very welcome sklo42!!! yes you are very lucky to have it!!
    21. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      I love the white and purple stripes Peggy! Lovely piece :-)
    22. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
      Hi Peggy. Ooh how sublime. I love everything about it.
      I missed Christmas greetings but hope you & yours had a good one,,and
      Happy New Year!
    23. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Wonderful tulip vase! What a great find. I have three of these in different colours, & will be soon getting three more. One of my tulips is quite similar to yours, the purple stripes in mine are a paler shade - more a mauve/amethyst colour, & the white stripes are wider. They seem to come in a variety of colour schemes & sizes.
    24. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Thank you, Rick, your comments are always so positive :)
    25. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Hi Fran, I just knew you would like this if you spotted it! Happy New Year to you and yours!
    26. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      IronLace, I really look forward to seeing your collection of these. I had never seen one before this one and didn't even know what it was.....but I'd buy another!
    27. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      I'll definitely get some photos of them posted soon - the other three are yet to arrive...can't wait! And I also have a broken one, in ruby & white stripes. A very sad story...basically, due to a seller who had no idea of how to pack fragile items (it was in a padded bag, not a box). But I kept the broken bits - the tulip flower itself is intact but of course the stem & leaves were totally pulverised. So, I am after another ruby & white one as well. They are addictive! :-)
    28. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      I totally understand the addiction.....but it would be one more in a long line! Yesterday I bought another fairy lamp, hmmm :)
    29. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      I love fairy lamps too! Just wish I could find several of the clear bases in the larger "Cricklite" size to suit the numerous spare domes I have...the small bases are much easier to find.
    30. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Thank you for the loves, everyone :)

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