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    Posted 4 years ago

    kwqd
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    This vase is 10" high and 6" wide at its widest point. I think it was $1.99 at my local thrift shop. It just seemed to be a bit better quality and more complex than typical floral glass, so I thought I would see if anyone knows what it is or wants to make a guess. This has a circle on the bottom that I see on many glass vases that I think are blown into a mold. Not sure what the circle denotes. This one has the number "1" in the middle of the circle. It also has two or three concentric rows of raised dots around the edge on the bottom, probably to prevent sliding around, I guess. Just a nice piece of glass with a bit of weight to it. It may have originally been a container for something and was later meant to be used for decorative purposes.

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      It doesn't look like depression glass. Depression glass tends to be light. Are there air bubbles or straw marks? Could be elegant glass.
    2. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      There are several very large straw marks and a few small bubbles.
    3. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      The glass is very wavy with large ripples in it.
    4. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      It is made with a two piece mold. The mold lines run from bottom to top. The rim of the vase is textured, but the rest of the glass is smooth.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Yep bubbles and straw marks are signs of depression glass. Usually depression glass would have a certain pattern. Depression glass-ish?
    6. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      There is a pattern, just not what would be on dinnerware. There are five vertical ribs each topped by a triangle, maybe to represent a flower, with a raised section between each rib. I guess this vase might predate depression glass.. I suspect that it might be something like a pickle jar..
    7. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      looks like a tulip blossom; those ribs you describe are separating the petals of the blossom; maybe florist wares...
    8. Gillian, 4 years ago
      I agree with TallCakes on this one. It doesn't have any screw threads around the top. I've also found bubbles and straw marks on/in glass other than depression.
    9. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Thanks, TallCakes. Florist ware was my first impression and then I noticed the way the upper lip of the vase was purposely roughened and angled outward and the presence of the raised rim that runs at the bottom of the lip. Why do that? It looks to me like there was originally a cover that fit down over the lip which was secured so that the roughened glass and the angle of the lip would stop it from shifting around or sliding up and rim would stop it from shifting downward. The original intent may have been for holding some contents for sale with a secondary purpose as a vase once emptied. Maybe I am over analyzing? Some of my older pieces have that circle on the bottom and I wonder how/why that was made. I am sure it is part of the manufacturing process, just not sure of the mechanics of that.
    10. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      @Gillian - I have a pre 1920 pickle jar that has no threads at the top. It had a cover that didn't rely on threads in the glass. Threaded glass rims, I've read recently, were an early 20th century innovation. I'll see if I can find that article again. I don't think this vase is that old, though.
    11. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Here is a good link that talks about closure methods for bottles and jars.

      https://sha.org/bottle/closures.htm#External%20Threaded%20screw%20cap

    12. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Thanks for loving my maybe depression glass container/vase!

      vetraio50
      truthordare
      buckethead
      fortapache
    13. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Thanks, worthit2!
    14. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks Jenni. It is still a mystery. Haven't found another like it, yet.

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