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Bohemian Art Glass4407 of 5013Welz #3 - satin flashed- Marbled Mystery Vase
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Posted 5 years ago


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A lesson taught with this one.

This tall trumpet vase approx..9 inches/23cm.. was described as "in perfect condition", the photos didn't show the flaws and what very little they did I put down to reflection.

A lot of the iridescence has been rubbed off, inside and outside of the rim and the outsides of the folds.

Still a lovely vase but! back of the shelf job, showing it's best side! ....:-)


  1. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 5 years ago
    Inky, have you tried soaking it in oxyclean? Irridescence doesn't generally "rub off" I've seen some amazing transformations in iridescent glass with a good solid soak.
  2. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Many thanks BELLIN always a pleasure to see you stopping by!...:-)
  3. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Greatsnowyowl... this really does look like it has been rubbed or scratched off with too much enthusiastic cleaning over the years! is it possible at all that it could be, hopefully not, I will get some oxyclean and try soaking it as you suggested, thanks so much!...:-)
  4. inky inky, 5 years ago
    czechman... lol! NO! I don't have any of ether oxy clean or denture cleaner handy, but1 I will get some for sure and try them.. thank you also very much!...:-)
  5. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 5 years ago
    It would take some really harsh treatment for that to happen. I am always amazed at people who don't clean their iridescent glass before selling. I actually use a mild dish soap but I remember people telling me that oxyclean is the bomb and there are times I know it could have gotten cleaner than I managed to get it. I have some somewhere but I never can find it. you might want a second opinion on oxyclean.. I do think it's ok but since I don't use it myself normally...

    I remember a few months back I got a dark Harrach vase that you could ALMOST see a hint of iridescence in when I got it. after a good long soak in dish soap and gentle scrubbing it was iridescent..
  6. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 5 years ago
    oh NM there already was a second opinion on the oxyclean. Sorry I didn't see you weigh in Gary :)
  7. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Greatsnowyowl... I am this minute going to do that.. and hopefully it will work, but if I look carefully at it you can actually see where it looks like scratch marks where the iridescent starts and finishes as if it has worn a way overtime, but! I am hoping that you and czechman are right and I can get it back, thank you once again for your help and advice!...:-)
  8. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Is the iridescence it the glass or has it been applied over the top..thank you ..:-)
  9. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 5 years ago
    Iridescence is made by a fume of heavy metals fumed to the glass (basically) it's generally pretty permanent and solid. it can be abused off in severe cases... but it's pretty hard to do.
  10. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 5 years ago
    LOL a fume of heavy metals fumed..... note to self..back away from the keyboard slowly
  11. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 5 years ago
    I'm on no sleep. it's kind of like being drunk. ;)
  12. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Greatsnowyowl.. many thanks !...I know what you mean, I get very giggly and chatter endlessly...:-/
  13. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Many thanks..ks85 and mustangtony for stopping and the love!...:-)
  14. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Many thanks vetraio50 and dlfd911...:-)
  15. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Many thanks MacArt ~ Justanovice and Phil
  16. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Very beautiful!! : )
  17. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Many thanks miKKo for your kind comment and love!...;-)
  18. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Many thanks dasullywon ~ walksoftly ~ Mac63 and LeahGoodwin
  19. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Many thanks Slave-to-glass and Manikin...;-)
  20. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Many thanks Lisa-lighting and ozmarty...:-)
  21. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    hi inky -- i have had good luck with oxiclean on glass also -- oxiclean is great but lesson learned is rinse very well before going to another cleaning agent or detergent -- oxiclean with a poorly rinsed item can permanently turn it yellow especially when going to clorax as a next step -- have a great day
  22. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Many thanks JayHow and epson233.

    JayHow.. thank you!..yes a bit disappointing but I have to think that it for me it happens far a few between, touch wood (as she taps her head:) it's never the refund you want is it?...:-)

    epson233.. Thank you so much for taking the time to kindly warn me and advise me..very!!!! much appreciated...:-)

  23. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 5 years ago
    I have an pair of these now, that I just Posted you should take a look! :)
  24. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 1 year ago
    Although I have never see one of these, I did see something similar on the bottom of a vase so just want you to know your posts are important and informative. And to say HEY~~~~~

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