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    Posted 5 years ago

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    I picked this vase up cheaply on Ebay here recently, and because it was close by even post was cheap. The photos weren't good and I thought there was a chance it was Japanese. Now it's here - nah, don't think so.

    The blue is very un-Japanese, although beautiful with it's tinges of purple, and the glass is homogeneous with no clear case.
    The diamond shape - no not seen that from anyone I know of in Japan, and the base is not ground as it should be, it has been flame finished.
    It's mainly the hot working that puts me off however. Although effective the crimping is quite crude, with obvious tool marks, and large lumpy shapes. It doesn't seem Japanese at all to me.

    Who did it? I don't know. I don't think it's Chinese either, so possibly Spain? Portugal? Mexico? What do you guys think?

    Height 28cm

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      I have less than no clue about your vase other than to say that the color is magnificent!

      @olebodie - make sure you stick around. Don't let the "imitation collectors" get the best of you.
    2. Ivonne Ivonne, 5 years ago
      Cobalt and purple - magic and mysterious composition - but who made it ?Don,t know either.
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Karen, this is gorgeous and the colour is amazing!!! I love it!!
    4. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 5 years ago
      You're such a pro, Karen. You took a chance with that one and even if it didn't live up to your expectations it's still a wonderful piece. Thank you for all the info! Learning...
    5. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      I suspect we've all had similar experiences, Karen, I certainly have. This at least is a gorgeous colour with unusual crimps at the base and can probably depart the way it came :)
    6. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 5 years ago
      Wow, that is pretty!!
    7. melaniej melaniej, 5 years ago
      Karen I see yellow flower's in this....beautiful on it's on but add those flower's and SHABAM!!
      You know me and vases never can have to many ;)

    8. aura, 5 years ago
      I love it this color blue
    9. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the love everyone for my vase - I get that the colour appeals to you all.
      In light that purple tinge is more obvious and delightful.
      I think it's a temporary for around here lol. I have so much glass and need to stay on song with my Japanese glass.
      Many thanks:
      Thomas and
    10. AdeleC AdeleC, 5 years ago
      The colour is similar to my centre piece bowl I have, if you have a look at my posts. I have no idea where its from either!
    11. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      I do not know either, but the color is like a blue and purple - the way the lights hits it !!
    12. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Adele- I can't help with yours!

      The purple in it is pretty nice I agree Rose. I still don't know where it's from.
    13. Masterpearl Masterpearl, 5 years ago
      COLOUR made me stop and look :-) wow
    14. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks MasterPearl!
    15. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      That first photo is really nice Karen. I see what you are saying, but it's still nice.
    16. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 year ago
      Cobalt with purple? As you know, I don’t know glass but I love this vase! Sorry it wasn’t what you were expecting but still a gorgeous piece of glass! With all the art glass collectors here, I’m surprised no one has an answer. No matter, it’s lovely!
    17. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Very interesting piece, regardless of who made it. I like it!
    18. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      Geez Eileen, you must be scrolling through old posts today. That's great, I often do the same.
      It's a beautiful vase even if I still don't know who.
      Thanks for the re-love.
    19. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      Thanks Kevin, it's a good piece.
      I still doubt it's Japanese.

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