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    Posted 3 years ago

    kwqd
    (834 items)

    This is about 3" high. It is a bit tall for a toothpick so maybe it really has no purpose besides being a beautiful thing. This little piece has a presence very much out of proportion to its size. It sits in my kitchen window facing east, so the morning sun sets it on fire. I look at it every day as prepare my coffee and breakfast. It is an amazing little piece of glass. Most of it is a reddish orange, but the base is yellow. It is a fairly recent find, found since I retired in February. Probably from one of the West Virginia glass makers, but I don't know which one.

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    1. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
      maybe Kanawha... here's one with slight varied form:
      https://www.etsy.com/listing/573423687/kanawha-amberina-toothpick-holder-art?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=kanawha%20amberina%20crackle&ref=sr_gallery-1-26&organic_search_click=1
    2. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Nice! Thanks, TallCakes. That is VERY similar.
    3. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      I think that is it, TallCakes. I compared the dimensions in that auction to my piece and they are spot on. I am including the seller's description because it is so close to my description:


      "Description
      Kanawha Amberina Toothpick Holder Art Glass Vase Red Yellow Amberina crackle glass
      3" tall 2 1/4" diameter.

      A gorgeous Kanawha art glass vase or toothpick holder in Amberina. Stunning colors of orange, red and yellow in a clear crackle glass finish. These red into yellow colorations are called amberina. Hand blown in West Virginia it has a fairly smooth pontil. Partial label is still attached.
      A beautiful piece of vintage hand blown glass in the most desired amberina colors. Vase is 3" tall and 2 1/4" in diameter at the mouth.

      The vase or toothpick holder is in excellent condition. No nicks, chips or cracks. Colors are wonderful, especially if kept in a window. Some people call these art glass pieces window glass because the sun coming in makes these pieces glow."

    4. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks for loving my Kanawha crackle vase-let!

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    5. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks Caperkid!

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