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    Posted 10 months ago

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    I found this vase last weekend and because it was rather unusually shaped, I invited it home. Well, I have bought stranger things, but this one is not far off.

    The vase appears to be handmade. It has a ruffled top and a crudely polished pontil. It is about 20 inches tall and has a very strange shape. I am not sure how to describe the shape but "twisted" is not the right word. "Tortuous" might be a better term.

    The blue glass is rather beautiful. It looks great in the light. I think it might be cobalt glass. The decoration consists of small golden leaves and white flowers. There is some profile to the flowers and it could be enamel, but it also could be thickly applied paint.

    I have seen similar shapes of vases made in Poland (Krosnos) and some saying they were made in Scandinavia, but their finish was more modern.

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for looking:)

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    1. freiheit freiheit, 10 months ago
      Many thanks, vetraio50:)
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
      Nice find, Gudrun !!!
    3. freiheit freiheit, 10 months ago
      Thanks a lot, fortapache:)
    4. freiheit freiheit, 10 months ago
      Thanks for your comment, Kevin:)
    5. Newfld Newfld, 10 months ago
      Very pretty white floral design on the cobalt glass, unusual & nice find
    6. freiheit freiheit, 10 months ago
      Newfld, thanks so much for your comment. It's really hard to find out more about this vase. I tried for a long time but so far no luck:(
    7. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 10 months ago
      Lovely cobalt Mother collected cobalt.
      Love the uniqueness and the white flowers with hints of gold glint makes it beautiful to look at! I would of brought it home too!
    8. freiheit freiheit, 10 months ago
      Thanks, Ms.CrystalShip. I am glad you like it. I have a few cobalt glass vases but they are all much smaller. This one doesn't really fit in. But I love the rich colour.
    9. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      An example of drunken glass blowing? Skoal! Very pretty.
    10. freiheit freiheit, 10 months ago
      Kwqd, you solved the mystery! For sure, the glassblower must have been drunk, LOL. Thanks for your comment:)
    11. freiheit freiheit, 9 months ago
      Many thanks for the love, Newfld, blunderbuss2, AnythingObscure, and fortapache :)
    12. freiheit freiheit, 9 months ago
      Thanks so much, Ms.CrystalShip, kivatinitz, and racer4four :)

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