Posted 2 years ago
I have had these two Hoya vases a few years now which means they are now in a box in the scary storeroom. These photos are not the best, really kept for my records, but they show the vases well enough.
Hoya did not do a lot of coloured glass and when they did this amber and blue were the most common. Not many of this style of vase seem to have been exported and I am not sure why as I think they have a universal appeal.
Both are coloured glass cased in clear and have had significant mounts of cutting and polishing to get them to these shapes and finish
The amber starts from a square base and finishes as a hexagon at the rim, and the transition from one to the other is beautifully shaped and balanced.
The blue is a shape like a Christmas bauble (whatever that is called) at both base and rim but with multiple flowing facets between the two. It's pretty awesome cutting I think.
As with all Hoya, the glass is beautifully clear and exquisitely cut and finished. As good as any in the world I think.
Both are around 24cm and I believe they date from the 1990s.