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    Posted 8 years ago

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    This vase came just today, I was very surprised how similar glass it was to the jug I already had, it is uranium glass which is semitransparent, with small bubbles inside it so it looks like it is matte. The jug actually is glossy, but vase looks like it was dropped in acid and its finish is all wrinkly, what surprised me was the silver overlay, because as I bought it I noticed that it is with relief so I thought it is the fat silver layer kind of silver overlay, but it actually is the thin type and it is raised on portion of the glass which is not affected by acid, I was not familiar with this technique, it looks like some kind of acid etched cameo from silver overlay, did not see that before. It also has stamp saying "Czecho-Slovakia." with a dot in two lines, I do not know if it has association with any known glass maker.

    I have no info on jug, I bought it for my kitchen uses because why buy new glass if you can buy old? I liked the color, and found that design is very practical and that it is not the another one of the shelf.

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    1. MacArt MacArt, 8 years ago
      Thank You Bellin68 ;)
    2. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Gorgeous colour!...:-)
    3. MacArt MacArt, 8 years ago
      It now stands on my windowsill and as light goes through it from the back the silver parts look black and it reminded me of tango decors which are usually made in enamel. Does anyone see that? added last photo to show what I mean.
    4. MacArt MacArt, 8 years ago
      Thank You all for the loves BTW :D very happy that You enjoy same glass I do.
    5. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      The window seems the perfect place. Looks really intriguing.
    6. jericho jericho, 8 years ago
      wow mac. great analysis of technique, you have a stunning piece that shows the purity of the glass against the decay of ornamentation. your "cutback" remark and frost texture glass makes me think the decay is part of the decor and your piece was treated and fired to create age to it, is it possible a compound corroded the edges and ate away some of the thinner metal? i mean... how do you figure it looked on the retail shelves back in the 20's? why is the age so even?
      this base color (represented by the jug) has been around for hundreds of years...and yes it is tango although only in the period it flirted with other cased contrasting colors
    7. MacArt MacArt, 8 years ago
      yes Jericho, it's corroded pretty much to the same extent throughout all silver except the places where it is completely gone, so I'm sure it was never very even. the brown stuff (looks the same as on stamp) is all the way under the silver and is pretty much intact so in places where silver is gone there is this brown contour left.

      I just reexamined it and thought of something... the upper portion of silver is on the raised portion of glass, but bottom flowers and leaves are on acid etched glass so it is flat and wrinkly, what I now think is that at first "cameo" was made and then the silver was overlayed over raised parts and added at the bottom. the brown stuff is probably adhesive for the silver (I find it somewhat strange that stamp was made in adhesive).

      what do You think of jug? It came to me from England, and it has fire polished rim, but has no pontil mark. After I purchased it I started to pay more attention to jugs, but could not find one similar to mine so I'm a little confused about age and origin.

      And thank You for sharing Your opinion, it's always very educating.

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