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Art Glass4660 of 22016Loetz Phänomen Genre 7211 lamp shade, ca. 1910Loetz Beer Pitcher, kristall optisch schief gedreht mit grünen Henkel, PN II-8079/ 3 Pt, ca. 1911
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    Posted 4 years ago

    IronLace
    (702 items)

    I have a lot of hand vases, but this one that arrived today after a long wait is something different.
    Purchased from the Czech Republic, it is said to date from the 1920s. I would be most interested to find out the manufacturer...it seems many makers produced hand vases from the Victorian era onwards, but there is not a lot of documentation available.
    This is one of the few hand vases I've seen that has a affinity with Tango glass of the 1920s - 30s. It seems to straddle the Victorian & Art Deco eras in a most curious manner.
    It is made from 4 layers of cased glass (which makes it rather heavy). A thick layer of clear on the outside, over white, with orange & green spatter on the interior, which is also overlaid with a pale amber. The 4 broad bands of spatter match up nicely with the 4 way crimped top rim. It measures 21.5 cm tall, 10.5 cm across the top rim, & 8 cm across the base.

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    Comments

    1. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      It's certainly interesting. The very plain outer with what looks like a pretty thick clear case, and then the absolutely wonderful burst of colour from the interior. I love the colour the green has turned as a result of the amber over it, and the orange pops!
      Who thought of that??!!
    2. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Yes, it's something of a cut above the basic type of hand vase made from a single layer of milk glass. It looks like quite a bit of thought was put into it. The outer clear casing is extremely thick. The final photo looks oddly like a Murano ashtray from the 1950s, doesn't it?
      I have two other hand vases which are comparable in style, so likely by the same maker. One with the same clear/white layers, & the inner lining simply clear amber. The other has a lining of green aventurine spatter, & an applied yellow crest. That one was also purchased from a seller in the Czech Republic.
    3. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Gorgeous ! love love
    4. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much, Manikin!
    5. welzebub, 4 years ago
      I have seen mountains of hand vases, and never one like this.... This is a great find!!
    6. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Yes, it's certainly different, welzebub...with thanks to Michelle who alerted me to it! It took a while to arrive but very pleased, it looks far better in real life...
    7. aftica1, 1 year ago
      Love love love this!
      I'm new to this website but joined specifically because of your pictures of glass hand vases! I thought that they were ugly until I saw one in person in an antique market that I couldn't stop thinking about. Of course, I went back for it and that's what started my collection!
    8. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Don't know how I missed these.

      I have never been a fan of hand vases-- but your two have changed that!

      Love these.

      scott
    9. IronLace IronLace, 1 year ago
      Many thanks, aftica1! Hope to see some posts of your collection soon...it will be really interesting to see what you have.
      I started collecting hand vases in 1995. For me, I was immediately fascinated by their weirdness. I've always liked strange, oddball things. To me, hand vases are the epitome of sugary Victorian sentimentality, yet they're also surreal, kitsch, & high camp all at once.
      Kind regards, Marin.
    10. IronLace IronLace, 1 year ago
      Many thanks, Scott!
      This one sure is different - I think one of the last ones I bought, too. Because I have so many, finding ones I don't already have is a challenge, which is one of the reasons I've pretty much stopped buying them. It would take a very special & unusual one indeed to capture my attention now...there's still a few rare colours & designs on my "bucket list" though, so maybe a few more might come into my life sometime...
    11. aftica1, 1 year ago
      Hi Marin,
      Are you on facebook? I have a group called "Glass Hand Vases" where I post pictures of my collection - I would love for you to join and share your collection too!
      Aftica1
    12. aftica1, 1 year ago
      PS. I feel the same now that I have so many glass hand cases that it takes a special one to capture my interest - that said, there are tons of rare ones out there that I'm still looking for and hoping to find one day!
    13. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 1 year ago
      Marin, all I have to say is I want to come see your place! Lori
    14. IronLace IronLace, 1 year ago
      Hi Aftica1,
      No, I don't use Facebook, CW is the closest I get to any form of social media. I have ethical & privacy concerns with social media in general.
    15. IronLace IronLace, 1 year ago
      Lori, you're more than welcome to a virtual tour! :-)
    16. aftica1, 1 year ago
      Marin,
      I tend to share your views on social media - although I find with strict privacy settings, I prefer facebook to any other medium. Even this setting is a little too open for me. But I specifically joined because of my love of hand vases - now let's see if I can figure out how to post my white/red one to share with you!

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