Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Vases and collateral damage

In Art Glass > Show & Tell and Art Deco > Show & Tell.
Art Deco3097 of 3974Art Deco Carved Alabaster Figural LampArt deco clock
Love it
Like it

HeinjanHeinjan loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
walksoftlywalksoftly loves this.
MacArtMacArt loves this.
bratjddbratjdd loves this.
ttomtuckerttomtucker loves this.
AmberRoseAmberRose loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
epson233epson233 loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
See 8 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 5 years ago


(65 items)

Bought these too at the auction today.
The 3 smallest vases (in height) are all made in Leerdam by Copier in the early 30's.
They are thick and quite heavy. Vetraio50 has the smallest one too.
The green one with the tiny airbubbles is a Serica. Watch my earlier posts about Serica and Spijkerbollen for explanation.

The 6 other vases came with the deal and if anyone of you likes one or more please let me know. I'll be glad to donate them because else they will be thrown away for recycling.

I've added some of the original design drawings.


  1. Bazelmania Bazelmania, 5 years ago
    Hi Sean, thanks.
  2. Bazelmania Bazelmania, 5 years ago
    Thanks MiKKo.
  3. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    love the paperweight -- a bubble freak i am -- reminds me when diving with the whales -- the bubbles they produce are awesome -- the three of us must meet (ted, you & I) -- sure there are other cw freako's that feel the very same -- enough to float a boat perhaps -- got the motorhome -- but she's not too sea worthy -- if you get to the nw -- there is always space available for you
  4. Bazelmania Bazelmania, 5 years ago
    It's a little vase and no paperweight, but can be used as such.
    When you drink, you drink your wine with bubly too?
    Love to meet you both, but I kind of live on the other side of town :-/
    Thanks for the kind words.
  5. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    well jan -- that is my type of paperweight -- catch you in a bit on the other side in regards to the wine question
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    The Max Verboeket Kristalunie Maastricht vase is a nice one. What are the internal colours.
    The Copier pieces are great too!
    I'd like to know what KN number you come up with on the one that I have.
    It's been difficult to define.
    Love them!
  7. Bazelmania Bazelmania, 5 years ago
    That would be KO 1759 Kevin.
    The colours are purple and red in the Kristalunie vase.
  8. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    Hiya Bazel! Love the bubbles! Is the smaller one in front of the blue Leerdam? It looks really interesting.
  9. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    Plus got any sites that you can recommend for Spijkerbollen, I want to learn.
  10. Bazelmania Bazelmania, 5 years ago
    Yes AmberRose, it is Leerdam. Thick glas and hollow for the water and flowers.
    That makes it look a little funny.
  11. Bazelmania Bazelmania, 5 years ago
    Amber, go to and at the top on the right side it says : ''zoek in de collectie van het museum'' (= surch in the collection of the museum). Right under that you can type "Spijkerbol" or "Spijkerbollen" or ''Spijkervaas" or just "Copier" and you get some photo's or design drawings to look at.
    In the meantime I'll try to find some additional info for you that explanes how they were made. OK?
  12. Bazelmania Bazelmania, 5 years ago
    I've also added some original design drawings and a photo from the factory catalogue from 1936.
  13. Bazelmania Bazelmania, 5 years ago
    Karakteristiek voor de Leerdam Unica uit het midden van de jaren dertig zijn objecten waarbij in het binnenste van de glaswand luchtbellen zijn opgesloten. Een geraffineerde toepassing van deze techniek zien we terug in een aantal Leerdam Serica die tussen 1936 en 1940 ontstonden en die door de decoratie ook wel 'spijkervaasjes' worden genoemd. Hier wordt de wand op delicate wijze als het ware opengebroken door luchtbelletjes die in een regelmatig patroon in de glazen huid zijn opgesloten. De decoratie werd veroorzaakt door het hete glas in een houten vorm te blazen die aan de binnenzijde was voorzien van regelmatig ingeslagen spijkertjes waardoor er kleine luchtbellen ontstaan. De Leerdam Serica werden in helder kristal uitgevoerd. Ook werden ze uitgevoerd met een rode, groene of blauwe kern. In de tijd dat ze geproduceerd werden waren de Leerdam Serica buitengewoon succesvol. Enkele in helder kristal uitgevoerde modellen bleven tot in de jaren zestig in productie. In de jaren vijftig paste Floris Meydam (1919) dezelfde techniek nog eens toe op een serie vaasjes, kandelaars en andere sierartikelen.

    In English I hope this means something like this :

    Characteristic for the Leerdam Unica from the mid-thirties are the objects in which air bubbles are trapped in the interior of the glass wall . A refined application of this technique is reflected in a number of Leerdam Serica from between 1936 and 1940 and formed by the decoration also named nail vases. The wall was delicately broken open by air bubbles that are trapped in a regular pattern in the skin of the glass . The decoration was caused by blowing the hot glass into a wooden mold whitch inside was provided with regularly smashed nails causing small air bubbles. The Leerdam Serica were conducted in clear crystal. They were also carried out with a red, green or blue core. In the time that they were produced Leerdam Serica were extremely successful. Some models exported in clear crystal remained in production until the sixties. In the fifties Meydam Floris (1919) used the same technique again to a series of vases, candlesticks and other decorative items.
  14. Bazelmania Bazelmania, 5 years ago
    Thanx Bellin68. 68 is your year of birth or your age? (in seasons) :-)
  15. Bazelmania Bazelmania, 5 years ago
    Mine is 65.
  16. Bazelmania Bazelmania, 5 years ago
    I've sent you a pic.
  17. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    Wow, super interesting. People are so creative. I can barely cut paper in a straight line.
    Sean you got Bazel's picture! Send it to me so I can recognize our friend.
  18. Bazelmania Bazelmania, 5 years ago
    You're very right.The only thing I can make is a mess.

    Want the pics? Hmmmmm.....Shouldn't I allow Sean first? ;-)
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Hi Jan Kees!

    So your new one is a KO 1759?
    I'm not so sure.

    Look at the opening at the top.
    the KO 1759 has a large opening.
    But on the KO1754, the opening is small.
    Our vases have small openings and are different I believe.

    vlkma siggested KO 1759 but here is what I said in reply:
    This one is a bit different to the KN1759, it has a smaller hole at the top, like the KN1754. I've seen at the national glass museum designs for "cut away" versions of this vase called KN1991:

    What do you think?
  20. Bazelmania Bazelmania, 5 years ago
    There is no 1759 with a large opening made in my opinion. I never saw any in real life. I think the drawing is off. The 1991 is spot on though. Didn't I also comment on yours back than? Or was it in the mail?
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    I was referring to your second photo from the catalogue. Maybe they didn't produce them like that. We did talk about by email but no result. There are some drawings of a small opening like ours but it has engraved edges too.
  22. Bazelmania Bazelmania, 5 years ago
    You're right. I never seen one being produced. Maybe they quickly went to a smaller opening.
  23. Bazelmania Bazelmania, 5 years ago
    Research makes it come to life. is a very good site to see all catalogues and a lot of the original design drawings. They digitalised the entire archive of the glassfactory Leerdam, which is a lot.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.