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Art Glass16 of 38Victorian cased opalescent glass vaseKosta Boda Glass 'Rainbow' Vase - Signed Bertil Vallien
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    This is some of my collection of glass hand vases. Some are Victorian, others are mid - later 20th century. From a variety of makers & countries including Bohemia, Taiwan, India, France, Romania, Portugal & possibly others too.

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    1. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      What a collection!!! It must have taken forever to acquire it!
    2. rockbat, 4 years ago
      SWEEEEEET ! Looks like you need a lot more room. Some huge antique table to display these gems on. I dont have any myself, but I always have liked this style, actually I might have one in Parian somewhere. Thanks for posting the pictures of your collection. Post more.
    3. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Many thanks, freiheit...this is just a small section of my hand vases...there are a lot more! I started collecting them in 1995...took me ages to get only a few, then I discovered online shopping... :-)
    4. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Thanks also, rockbat. More to come eventually!
    5. iggy iggy, 4 years ago
      Wow, cool freaky collection!
    6. Wow22, 4 years ago
      Left-handers rather under-represented, wouldn't you say?
    7. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Thanks iggy!
    8. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Yes Wow22, left handed hand vases are indeed quite rare. I have only a few out of a very large collection. Rarest of all is to find a matching pair in right & left versions...pairs of hand vases are not too hard to find, but almost always they are two right hands.
    9. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Stunning collection IL!
    10. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Thank so much, racer4four! The collection was featured on the former ABCTV show Collectors in 2010.
    11. buckethead, 4 years ago
      Great Collection! Nicely Displayed :)
    12. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Many thanks, buckethead!
    13. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Wow! IronLace, what a great display of these hand vases! :^D Very beautiful!

      I wanted to thank you for the help with the glass compote candy dish. It is Murano, and I found a chandelier that has parts that look just like it! It's from the 1880's. Please stop by and check it out again, I have a link to the chandelier, and more information about it too! :^)
    14. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much, billretirecoll, glad you're enjoying them!
      And my pleasure to be of help with the ID on your piece - great to see that you've found out more about it, too.
    15. inky inky, 4 years ago
      When ever I see one of these vases I can’t help but think of you still collect them?
    16. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      :-) Thanks, inky!
      Yes, I still collect them, but haven't got one in a while...the most recent was in October last year. Probably because I have most of them already...there's only a few more rare variations that I'm still looking for. And there's so much other fabulous glass to collect, too! :-)
    17. Gillian, 4 years ago
      I just wanted to say how good it is not to see a Cocola or a Shell sign on the front page. Keep it to yourself eh!
    18. inky inky, 4 years ago
      What do the rare ones look like, if I came across something I could send it your way?
    19. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      That's most kind of you, inky! I will have to put together a post featuring the ones still on my "bucket list"...

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