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    Posted 2 years ago

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    This bowl is 10" across and 6.25" high. I went for a walk today thinking I wouldn't get in too much trouble and bought four pieces of glass that probably weighed about 20 lbs total and had to lug it home about a mile uphill. Sigh. This feels like Viking to me, but I just can't find an image of anything like it and can only gaze longingly at my Dean Six book on Viking glass. The bottom is ground around the rim. I don't think that I have seen a base like this on a Viking piece before, but this is the only piece like this that I have seen. It has several large straw marks. It has been at a local thrift shop for about a year coming down from $39 to $29 and I made a $20 offer and got it. There is a bit of clear/opalescent glass around the rim of the bowl, which also makes me think it is Viking. I am open to opinions,though... I haven't weighed it, but guess it is in the 4-6 pound range. The first image is the true color. I had to light it up to get some details. The light shining through the bowl makes some nice patterns on the table top. Guessing it is at least American art glass.

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    1. AdeleC AdeleC, 2 years ago
      The colour is wonderful. I don’t know how you managed to carry it home! I struggled to carry my sundae dishes and trinket set 200 yards to the car!
    2. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      @AdeleC - Thanks! I suffer for art! ;)
    3. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 2 years ago
      It does look like Viking Glass!! It's very beautiful. Have you looked for the Epic line?
    4. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      @nutsabotas6 - Thanks! I've been lusting after it for some time. I think it is from the Epic line, too. I am just not able to reach my books. They are on a high shelf with several hundred pounds of artwork and firearms between me and them.
    5. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      It looks like this piece may have its origin from a large lotus bowl in the Epic line from Viking Glass. Very similar minus the base.
    6. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      It has a very Viking style to it. Fantastic piece Kevin!
    7. truthordare truthordare, 2 years ago
      you are truly and well bitten by the glass addiction bug, there is no
    8. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      @racer4four - Yeah, I really like it!

      @truthordare - sigh....

      Thanks for loving my probably Viking piece. I think the piece this descends from is actually called "Stockholm!?".

    9. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for loving my Viking glass bowl TALKALIPS and aura!
    10. MALKEY MALKEY, 2 years ago
      fire & ice captured wonderburg
      many thanks for sharing kevin
      all the very best malkey
    11. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks, MALKEY! That is a great description.

    12. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Running this around again as I still can't attribute it to a maker. He'p me!
    13. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks Broochman! I've looked at a lot of LE Smith glass and never seen anything like this in their repertoire. Except for their swung vases and footed handkerchief bowls, their glass wasn't usually hot formed like this piece is. I've never seen a foot on anything made by them like this. Sometimes it reminds me a bit of Fostoria Heirloom but the the design is very heavy, kind of ponderous, compared to their work. It really reminds me a lot of Viking, and I was certain I would find something similar by them when I bought this, but never have. It may be a one off by Viking or just made by a no name glass studio, though I would expect it to be signed, if that was the case.. Sigh.
    14. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for loving my mystery art glass piece hunterqlee!
    15. kwqd kwqd, 9 months ago
      Thank you for loving my aggravatingly mysterious art glass footed bowl Shleee64!
    16. kwqd kwqd, 9 months ago
      Thanks for stopping by Watchsearcher!
    17. kwqd kwqd, 7 months ago
      Thanks Findings! I still haven't discovered anything about the origins of this piece.

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