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Art Glass667 of 19360Loetz Rubin Matte Iris Handled Vase c.1896Nanny Still - new display
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    Posted 5 months ago

    IronLace
    (413 items)

    A couple of recent little finds from op shops...
    The squat, highly iridescent, peacock - feather hued, pulled loop vase is fine quality modern studio glass with an Art Nouveau flavour. It measures around 6 cm tall, 3.2 cm across the top rim, & 2.5 cm across the base. It is signed underneath, but in an indecipherable scrawl. However, I think I can see "97" next to the name, which starts with an S & appears to have 4 or 5 letters. Maybe someone recognises the artist's style?
    The tiny clear vase with cornflower - blue filigree stripes is of the Bimini - Lauscha style, so I suppose 1920s or so. It measures 6 cm tall, 3 cm across the crimped top rim, & 2.5 cm across the base. It is feather - light.
    Both look right at home posing with a small wonder of the floral world - violets.

    Mystery Solved

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    1. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      I think I may have an ID for the artist - after an eBay search on "Australian studio art glass vase", I found a piece in a similar style, with a signature very like the one on mine...so I think the maker may be Sean O'Donohue. That vase, only 3.5 cm taller, is listed for $225. Mine was $6... :-)
    2. Justanovice Justanovice, 5 months ago
      Nice one IronLace!! Love a bargain!! Both great finds!
    3. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      Many thanks, Justanovice!
      Yes, bargains are magical! Wishing them to you too...
    4. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 months ago
      What beautiful pictures, IronLace - your glass looks so lovely with the violets in their natural home! :)
    5. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      Thanks so much, Michelle...it will be a nice memory of this garden as I am moving on in the near future...to a new home where I plan to grow many more violets...
    6. sklo42 sklo42, 5 months ago
      Your photos may out-malkey MALKEY if you continue in this vein :) Lovely glass too!
    7. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      That is a simply massive compliment, sklo42! I am blushing! :-)
      There is more fab glass coming soon, I shouldn't be buying more when I have to move soon, but life's to short to turn down special finds when they crop up...
    8. artfoot artfoot, 5 months ago
      Little Bimini vases like this are very cool - you're going to make me want to start looking for them too.
    9. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 5 months ago
      So beautiful!
    10. Starrynight, 5 months ago
      Lovely!
    11. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      artfoot, I totally understand the Bimini thing - I actually had some other examples that I sold some time back. This one I found for $2 & I like it best out of all the Bimini I've owned, because of the cornflower blue stripes...
    12. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      Many thanks, Mrstyndall!
    13. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      Thanks also, Starrynight!
    14. racer4four racer4four, 5 months ago
      It's very Sean O'Donohue in style, he loved iridescence. Such a lovely piece, reat price!
      The violet looks so sweet with the Bimini.
    15. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      Thanks for your thoughts, racer...I am no expert on modern glass, so I shall value your opinion very much! :-)
      Yes, I'd been admiring my wee crop of violets scattered about the garden the day before, & when I decided to take pics of these vases, inspiration struck! They had to be posed in the "landscape"...

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