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Ms.CrystalShip's loves969 of 5238Bohemian art glass?Gallé cased glass vase with winding maroon Clematis 200 x 100mm complete with the lid or top
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    Posted 4 months ago

    IronLace
    (608 items)

    This well - made & subtly beautiful small vase or rose bowl was a recent find on eBay AU.
    It was a cheap buy it now item, & as soon as I saw it, I had a feeling that it was something good. Once in my hands, I could tell that it was a high quality piece of art glass, but I am uncertain of the exact period or maker. I do think it is old - perhaps later Victorian to Art Nouveau, maybe even as late as the 1920s. I don't believe it is a modern piece. No markings of any sort.
    Made from what looks like three layers of cased glass - clear over a fine spatter of pale green & yellow - green, with tiny silver flecks, over an opaline white interior, the vase is far heavier than it looks. The base is quite thickly cased, yet the soft colours & simple shape lend it a light & delicate appearance.
    It measures around 8 cm tall, 7 cm across the fire polished top rim, & 6.5 cm across the base, which does not have a pontil mark. The vase has subtle, moulded vertical ribs.
    I have never seen anything quite like this decor before, & would love to be able to identify this fine piece of art glass.
    Does anyone recognise it?

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 4 months ago
      A real beauty!

      scott
    2. IronLace IronLace, 4 months ago
      Many thanks, Scott!
    3. kralik1928 kralik1928, 13 days ago
      I love pieces like this! Unique.

      I think it DOES have a pontil - it looks highly polished. The weird thing is the toughness of the rim, could it have had a lid or metal frog?
    4. IronLace IronLace, 13 days ago
      I agree, kralik1928, this piece is really interesting & different, & that's what made me buy it.
      There is a rough, ground area around 5 mm wide circling the top rim, which does suggest it might have had a lid or other attachment.
      The base is unusual too, it does have a faintly "ground" area but it never struck me as a polished out pontil until having another close look until now. It has a star or flower - like shape which matches the ribbing around the sides of the bowl. Definitely out of the ordinary, & have not seen another item finished off like that. I'd love to find out the maker & era...
    5. kralik1928 kralik1928, 13 days ago
      Me too, that pontil suggests a top notch maker like Loetz- keep looking at shapes for a compatible “ridged” effect. Look at metalin or Prochaska by Loetz
    6. IronLace IronLace, 12 days ago
      Will definitely do some more research on this!
    7. IronLace IronLace, 12 days ago
      The shape is a little like this one, but not quite the same at the top. But the star/flower pontil mark is the same! I've also seen a similar shape in the Metallin decor. PN-III-514/6
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/157010-loetz-pense-verlaufend-optisch-glass?in=666#

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