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    Posted 4 days ago

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    This bowl is 11" in diameter and 2" high. The bottom is ground flat and polished. There is enough wear to the bottom to suggest some age. The color is a deep cranberry, but looks washed out due to the lighting needed to get the images. It weighs 3 pounds and 6 ounces. My second thrift shop find of the day. It was as filthy and filmed up as the Murano sculpture that I posted earlier today. I let it soak for an hour before I tried to wash it. It is a pretty odd piece with alternate edges bent up. Probably an American studio piece, though it is not signed.

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 4 days ago
      Thank you fortapache!
    2. Newfld Newfld, 4 days ago
      Beautiful starburst design
    3. kwqd kwqd, 4 days ago
      @Newfld - Thanks Jenni! Never seen one like this before.

      Thanks for loving my weird 16 pointed bowl Kevin and Jenni!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 3 days ago
      Thanks for loving my mystery bowl Manikin, bracken3, Broochman, Thomas, aura, Karen and AdeleC!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 2 days ago
      Thank you freiheit!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 2 days ago
      Thank you PhilDMorris!
    7. truthordare truthordare, 2 days ago
      I'm doing a project about postwar art glass ashtrays in USA after 1950, and this certainly fits the bill. Would have had a place of importance at the cocktail party with neighbors, friends, family, and coworkers. An era long gone. Would love to use the image, if ok with you. :-)
    8. kwqd kwqd, Yesterday
      @truthordare - No problem! I can try to get better images, if you like. The color is a lot deeper cranberry. I will have to wait for a sunny day, though. My phone camera likes natural light... I would love to see the results of your project!

      Thanks for loving my large maybe ashtray bobby725 and truthordare!
    9. kwqd kwqd, Yesterday
      I have a really nice free form 1930s-1980s Blenko smoke colored ashtray on the way.... It weighs four pounds..... It has the original foil label, though the ink is about worn off of it. Still recognizable as a Blenko label.
    10. kwqd kwqd, Yesterday
      I also did a post for a really interesting Sanyu kiriko ashtray recently, which probably also dates to the 1950s-1960s and no doubt graced an American coffee table... Feel free to use any of my images...
    11. truthordare truthordare, 14 hours ago
      thank you Kwqd.

      I will use the image here, and will also share the finished result of the project.

      As far as producer, I found a similar one in the Leslie Pina book for the glass during the 1950s as Italian.
    12. kwqd kwqd, 9 hours ago
      Thanks for the information, truthordare!

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