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Bohemian Art Glass488 of 6590Art Nouveau green iridescent glass vase with pulled loop decorBohemian "Titania-type" Glass Vase, ca. 1910
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    Posted 2 years ago

    IronLace
    (743 items)

    An item I've been admiring for a while locally, this Art Nouveau inkwell is now part of my collection.
    It is missing its metal lid, but that's why I could afford it! Still a lovely piece, despite the issue, & I hope to come up with an innovative solution to the lack of a lid in the future.
    It is made from green glass with an intense iridescent finish. The pattern has panels of festoons alternating with stripes. I really like the way that the base is so elegantly finished - it looks like a medallion or mandala.
    Measures around 10 cm across the base & around 3 cm tall.
    Possibly by Kralik. Bohemian for sure!

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    1. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      Maybe its just me being my normal weird self, and the hole in its top probably isn't the right size for any regular fixture, but I still think I'd be inclined to try to make some little 'base' with a tiny light bulb attached, to display this piece upside down as a 'faux lamp globe'...as pretty as it is just sitting there amongst your flowers, I bet it'd also look kinda cool "lit up from within, upside down"...?? ;-) :-) :-) <lol>
    2. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Nice thought AO, it would look great!

      I really like the top down view too Marin. Special.
    3. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      That's an interesting idea for sure, AnythingObscure!
      I did neglect to mention the size of this item - it is 10 cm across the base & only just over 3 cm tall, so it's quite small (looks bigger in my close up photos).
    4. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Thanks also, Karen! :-)
      It is rather nice when you can enjoy a piece of glass from an unexpected aspect - not all pieces have such a pleasing "bottom" (LOL)
    5. Bambus1920 Bambus1920, 2 years ago
      Looks like Kralik 'Draped' to me. A plain silver collar might work?
    6. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Many thanks, Bambus1920! Yes, was thinking about a collar for it myself - could be a simple & elegant solution...

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