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Glassware6546 of 8192UNKNOWN FENTON? CRANBERRY HOBNAIL UNCUT LAMP SHADE?My fathers favorite vases, but what are they?
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Posted 6 years ago

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strange footless cut glass thing, for drinking or flowers?
22 cm, 8 3/4 inch high, 12cm or 4 3/4 inch max diameter. It has an (almost) identical twin.
I bought it in the Netherlands, but the seller did not know what it is.
The glass is neither bright like full lead crystal nor greenish like really old glass.

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  1. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Hi!... it would have been part of an 'epergne' centre table piece, or a single that would have sat in the centre of a bowl, and they were for displaying flowers, if you google glass epergne, you will see what I mean, and probably get a better explanation.....:-)
  2. b612, 6 years ago
    hmmm when one drinks, one tends to hold a glass - but i but I had to sack the flower-vase-holder-girl a while back.
    but seriously, i hold it in the stand I made for it, and I drink from it. Many drinking vessels - viking horns, kwak glasses... can not stand up!
  3. chinablue chinablue, 6 years ago
    inky, it does look like one of those! My first thought was an old auto or funeral hearse/carriage vase. b612, you're right. Like the 'bottoms up' shot glasses with the nude draped across them. You held it or turned it upside down. I love the floral etching on this!
  4. b612, 6 years ago
    yup, whatever it is it is a thing of beauty, and a result of skill and dilligence! I was rather pleased with the photos too..

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