Posted 9 years ago
I just got this in the mail today and really like it for how strange it looks. These pieces are rare to find but this one with a unique metal cage shape and a unique base has to be a.... I don't know what. To start with the dimensions are 11"X7" and it is heavy. The glass piece is 4-layers thick and blows out in a very organic shape that seems to be twisting. The metal is very thick and seems to be a combination iron and other metals, I tried to bend a point on the base that sticks out (would catch on a sweater) and it is impossibly hard. The base has an arched Czechoslovakia mark. This piece was not mass produced and is finished with a tar-paint to preserve the metal (like rail road ties are soaked in) I do not think it is a restoration and might be from a stores overstock that never hit the shelves. Any info is most welcome...
p.s. Should I clean it up? or leave it alone?
Please download and save for your files it might be a while before we see another... jm