Posted 2 years ago
This little vase is 4.75" high x 4" in diameter and weighs 1.5 lbs. The white glass is pearlescent, but I had trouble capturing that. It has an indistinct signature, but "ZBS" and the date "1980" are very clear. The decoration is all applied glass. This was identified as a Bohemian Zelezny Brod Sklo Forget-Me-Not bud vase by the seller, but I didn't think it was, as I could find nothing like this made in Czechoslovakia during this time period and it didn't, to my eye, look as refined as I would expect it to be if that was an accurate identification. The flower also looked more like a trillium than a Forget-Me-Not. I thought this vase looked more like American studio art glass, but now embrace the identification as Zelezny Brod Sklo. I am not sure of the story behind this pieces, though. I am sure that there is one and hope that someday someone will tell it to me. Leaving this a Unsolved until the artist is identified.