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subversivegrrl's items7 of 7Riccardo Gatti coffee serviceHaydon Jones letter, 1920
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    Posted 9 years ago

    subversive…
    (7 items)

    First post here --

    I bought this vase nearly a year ago and have spent a ridiculous amount of time, both on the web and in the library, trying to identify the maker.

    Size is ~9" - exterior has an etched surface, with bubble inclusions throughout. The thickness of the wall at the neck is about 3/16". The rim is ground and polished. The bottom has no pontil mark, the center is recessed, and there's a fair amount of wear (can see it pretty well in the photo, although I couldn't get a shot that shows the absence of pontil mark), which is my only real indication that it's not recent production. No markings whatsoever.

    I've decided it's got to be European (which is definitely not my strong suit), but beyond that I haven't a clue. Have had input from people on several different forums that focus on glass, with suggestions of Italian, German, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish origin... Thought I'd put it up here and see if anyone can narrow that range and hopefully get me closer to my goal.

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    1. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Hello and Welcome!
      Sorry can't help you here, but there are many folk who will be able to...
      Happy Holidays and I look forward to future posts!
    2. subversivegrrl subversivegrrl, 9 years ago
      Thanks! I've been lurking here for quite a while - quite a range of knowledge from what I've seen, and I'm sure I'm going to learn a lot (and hopefully be able to contribute what I know as well.)
    3. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Hahaha, lurking...cracking me up. The community is great here
      I'm excited to learn about this piece.
    4. jeffandlisa jeffandlisa, 9 years ago
      This looks to me like a German made piece. I think it may be the bottom part of a tumble up bed set. I have one made by KPM, but the decor on mine is very gaudy. Just a thought.
    5. subversivegrrl subversivegrrl, 9 years ago
      I don't think it's a tumble-up - the neck is about 3" in diameter, which would mean a pretty huge drinking glass. (I really need to find my ruler and get accurate measurements on this thing.)

      Thanks for the input, tho! Someone elsewhere said German, because the angularity of the body makes it really difficult to clean, and apparently German glass is known for impractical designs like that.
    6. toracat toracat, 9 years ago
      Hi! Love the vase! My ewer is an Aftaba from India! I am pretty sure! And thanks again for identifying Champleve' for me. I am just starting to learn about glass! Don

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