Posted 7 days ago
I know very little about this elegant, superb vase. I bought it from a private person who said it was an art nouveau vase. I think it's rather art deco, isn't it? What is certain is that it was brilliantly made of solid transparent glass with cobalt blue overlay, polished in 14 dished facets that produce an astonishing optical effect. I think it's quite probably bohemian glass.
The only clue I have so far is the hallmark engraved on the rim: crescent/crown/925/HB (in ligature), which corresponds to Hermann Behrnd, (a silversmith established in Dresden as early as 1881), who was the refiner of the vase. But who the designer and the manufacturer were remains a mystery to me. In any case, it is an outstanding, absolutely pristine art glass work.