Posted 4 years ago
This thing is a real pain to photograph, it is big, a fingerprint magnet, inconsistent in color and very bottom heavy. It is 14.25" high x 4" square x 5.75" in diameter at the top. The bottom is ground and there is no sign of a pontil. It has clear, blue and white glass layers. No markings. There are a couple of ovals near the bottom on two sides, but I don't think it is a maker's mark, maybe just a byproduct of the process used to make it. The color changes gradually from dark blue at the bottom to light blue at the top. I could not find anything like this using ebay, Google images or with any search engine. It is kind of cool, though. Guessing it is either just meant to be admired or maybe for displaying long stemmed flowers. Does anyone have any ideas who made this? It doesn't feel particularly old to me. I guess it might be MCM.... I found it at a thrift shop I usually just drive by as I don't often find much there.
November 2019 - My latest best guess is that this piece was made in China. I have seen a couple of short cube shaped vases without the cupped top with made in China labels. Pretty similar.