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Art Glass12 of 38Victorian Burtles & Tate opalescent pressed glass wall pocket vaseLoetz Candia Papillon
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I really love this vase. It is in perfect condition. The colour is absolutely stunning!
    I believe it is a pretty old vase, possibly late Victorian.

    Thanks for looking:)

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    1. MALKEY MALKEY, 4 years ago
      the opalescent tones are just gorgeous the powder blue lovely ,petite but ever so pretty as you say , love the ribbing just gives the extra 3 d effect
      thanks for sharing freiheit
    2. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      I am so glad you like it, MALKEY. I fell in love with it the moment I saw saw it:)
    3. charcoal charcoal, 4 years ago
      Maybe it's Aarhus?
    4. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      It certainly has the style of Victorian glass and looks very well made.
    5. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      I think that's it charcoal! :^D What a nice looking vase freiheit, it reminds me of the Murano compote/candy, that I posted last month, with that Applied Rigaree, and the blue color. Thank so much for showing! :^)
    6. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Charcoal, I think you solved my mystery! The vases to the right look exactly like my vase! I never heard of this maker before. This shows that there are a lot more glass factories out there and that I have a lot to learn. Thanks so much for your help:)
    7. welzebub, 4 years ago
      The problem with using auction postings as a resource for attribution is, especially with difficult glass, the attributions can easily be incorrect.

      Aarhus was in business for a very short period of time around the turn of the century, and many of the workers there were brought in from Bohemia. There is a known catalog of Aarhus production, but unfortunately, none of the production is of this shape. I would be much more inclined to think that your vase is most likely Bohemian in origins.

      As an indicator of a possibly inaccurate attribution of the linked auction offering, the green vase on the left end in the link in comment 3, sold there as Aarhus production, was actually produced by Franz Welz of Klostergrab, located at the time in the Austro Hungarian Empire, which at the end of WWI, became part of the newly formed country of Czechoslovakia.

      Some more varying examples can be seen in this link. The second vase in row two is an interesting comparison, although I am not sure who made your example.
    8. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Oh, Welzbub, when I read a comment that starts with "The problem..." I know there might be more to the story. I completely agree with you about the possibility of using information from online auctions leading to incorrect attributions. Just as you were commenting on my post here, I made a comment on my other post ( ) about trying to get some books because it is hard for me to rely on the Internet due to my inexperience. What I enjoy is hunting for interesting objects and trying to find out more about them. I guess this vase fits the bill. I like the object and I need to look for more information. And I am sure that thanks to you and the other wonderful, helpful, and knowledgeable members here on CW will get closer to an answer. Thanks so much for your valuable comment:)
    9. welzebub, 4 years ago
      Glad to help. As someone that has collected and researched glass for a very long time, especially Bohemian/Czech glass, it is not uncommon for the actual maker to be next to impossible to identify. I think your vase is Bohemian/Czech, and that may be as close as you ever get to an actual ID. None the less, it is a stellar example, and in one of my favorite colors/types of glass.
    10. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much for your kind and wise comment, welzebub. I fell in love with this vase the moment I put my eye on it. It will have a good place in my little collection as "die schoene Unbekannte" or the pretty unknown one - LOL
    11. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Many thanks for loving my vase:
      artfoot, and
      MALKEY :)
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Either Aarhus or Bohemian a fabulous find. Craig is right to say that the auction house description of all three is problematic. But Aarhus certainly made straight sided vases like yours without the bulbous section at the bottom according to photos we have from that Factory. Here is what I have been able to find out about Aarhus.

      The firm worked from 1898 until 1927. It was founded by Axel Wolf in 1897 in Odense and began production the next year. Wolf employed a Bohemian director named Murawich and 5 glassmakers from Bohemia to create an art glass department at Aarhus.
      The catalogue that contains pictures of their production is a rare item and contains four photos of the production of Bohemian style glass by Bohemian workers who migrated to Denmark. I have seen only two of these four photos. The production of the glass seen in those rare photos seems to have ceased around 1902. Then the factory was bought out by Funen and produced bottles until 1927, I think.

      In short you have a very interesting vase indeed.
    13. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Vetraio50, thanks so much for your very insightful comment! Sorry for the late response but ever since I don't get anymore e-mail notifications when someone leaves a comment, I am missing out on a lot of information:(

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