Posted 4 months ago
This small, controlled bubble Leerdam vase was designed by Andries Copier and is 4.5" high. It has the Copier Leerdam acid etched mark on the bottom and also what looks like 16-97-87 scratched on the bottom. The etched characters are indistinct so that is my best guess. The longer that I look at it, the more I imagine that there is something scratched between the Leerdam mark and the line of numbers, but I cannot make any sense out of it, if it is indeed there. The mark on this vase was used 1923-1945.
I have not been able to find other pieces of Leerdam glass which have both an acid etched mark and roughly scratched marks, too. Any ideas why this piece has both? Maybe I have just not looked at enough examples?
This vase has a lot of bottom wear. It is a pretty little vase and I do not have any Dutch glass in my collection, it was inexpensive ($12), is small and gave me an opportunity to do some research and learn a bit about this maker and designer so I grabbed it. Described only as "heavy glass vase". Clear/crystal vases seem to be rather less desirable from a quick bit of research. Really, most of what I now know about both, I found at the link below.