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Damonways's loves47 of 168MYSTERY VASE - HELP NEEDEDGENE POLT CANDLESTICK - WESTERN AUSTRALIA.
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    Posted 8 years ago

    vetraio50
    (731 items)

    Earlier this morning I went to the garage, found some stuff to take to Vinnies and then found a few pieces that I had put away about ten years ago. This was in the bottom of a chest of glass. I had found it years ago at the Rozelle markets one Saturday morning. It was only a dollar or so if I remember correctly.

    But I never really knew exactly what I had bought.
    I am still none the wiser, so I am asking for your input.
    It looks like a three sided candlestick, ......
    ..... but then maybe it is a vase?

    Perhaps it is 'end of day' piece?
    It has a ground foot and it has a pastille added over the pontil.
    The iridescence is strong all over as I hope you can see in these photos.
    The lip has some three tool marks.

    Height: 21 cm or 8.2"
    Width: 9.5 cm or 3.8" at the widest point

    And it has a whopping crack across the bottom too. It doesn't extend up the piece it is part of the making I think. Totally imperfect!

    Many thanks to BREWSTER for the solve on this one ......

    "Hi Kevin. That is unmistakeably the work of the noted West Australian glass artist Gene Polt (now deceased)."

    Thought I'd add some more pix to show the nature of the glass on this vase whatever candlestick.

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    Comments

    1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Gorgeous my friend...WOWO!
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      Stunning piece ,love this very much Kevin:)!!! no markers marks of any kind?
    3. charcoal charcoal, 8 years ago
      Very unique! Love the melted drip look!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Hi Charlie! Looks like candle wax!
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      it does look like a candle wax !!! I agree with charlies comment!!!!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      It could well be a local piece, Leah! But the regular suspects here would sign. Chris Pantano and Colin Heaney are the two I mean.
    7. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      Beautiful!! I think it is a vase! Looks like pre-historic ocean with creatures swimming or crawling around! And volcanic eruptions! With lava! It is 2:07 am! I better sleep! My mind is running wild!!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Rest well! Thanks again, Don!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks JayHow!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks MattyG, inky and to you as well dasullywon!
    11. fledermaus fledermaus, 8 years ago
      It is awesome! I love the way the drips are going up in areas seeming to defy gravity. Beautiful iris.
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Dr Fluffy and to you too FlederMaus for your generous comments!
    13. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      It reminds me of the art nouveau glass as well:)
    14. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 8 years ago
      Hi Kevin (vetraio50) Could it be that when they removed it from the pontil rod that it made a hole in the bottom and they plugged it with a patch of molten glass? You could probably see it by looking through the opening. I had never seen an under-base pontil like this. I also lean towards studio glass but I love the colors and treatment of the piece. BOB
    15. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Wow V! I hope this didn't go to the charity shop! What else is in this intriguing sounding "chest of glass"?
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks for the loves from smiata, gargoylecollector, Loumanal, czechman and Phil too!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Loumanal. I agree with you about the making of it, thanks. Amber I also found some early Oiva Toikka glasses that were an early purchase on ebay and a couple of nice pieces ... a Hoglund decanter and a really chunk Boda glass.
    18. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      you should be keeping those and posting them Kevin!!!!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      I'm sorting through some more boxes to free up the clutter, Sean. I have had to be ruthless. But I need my dining area back! Those boxes have to go!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks nldionne!
    21. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Wow, pretty bad if you have stuff you didn't remember. I'd love to come and dig through boxes.
    22. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      Beautiful Vet ! love the colors too . xoxo
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Manikin, Amber, czechman, gargoylecollector, smiata, Phil, walksoftly and nldionne too!
    24. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 years ago
      Kevin would you have a look at this post
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/96710-holland-dutch-sterling-windmill-servin
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Hi walksoftly I have had a brief look at it. Unusual. At first thoght those marks were Arabic, but!!!! .........
    26. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 years ago
      I turned them to get a look from each angle but still couldn't make out what they were!
      Thanks for having a look.
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Slave to the G!
    28. Justanovice Justanovice, 8 years ago
      Judging by all the Loves - you should keep it!! Tis Lovely!
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Justanovice!
      It will retire to the keepers, I suppose.
    30. Zowie Zowie, 8 years ago
      Hi Kevin is the drip a metal slag or is it paint of a type.
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Hi Zowie! It's all glass!
    32. Zowie Zowie, 8 years ago
      That's spinney it doesn't look it , it must be the eyes.
    33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      I know it is laid on thick!
      I took some indoor photos and might do a second posting on it?
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      I've added some more pix here:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/97801-mystery-iridescent-candlestick-2?in=activity#comment-387595
    35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks mikelV!
    36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks musikchoo!
    37. Zowie Zowie, 8 years ago
      That would be great Kevin I'm still working on Email or see if you can give it ago from your side & see what happens. It's on the top of my page the write up. I'll tak yours out & resubmit & see what happens
    38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      MANY THANKS JAMDAN2K
    39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Deanteaks and smiata too!
    40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      many thanks TOM61375!
    41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks AIMATHENA, I'm KEV!
    42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks ALDO78!
    43. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 8 years ago
      What a great find.
      Its gorgeous.
    44. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks VINTAGEFRAN!
    45. Zowie Zowie, 8 years ago
      I came across a candlelabra while we were away at the meseum will have to post I haven't seen one like it since I was a kid
    46. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Look forward to seeing it Zowie!
    47. Zowie Zowie, 8 years ago
      Done my friend
    48. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks NORDICMAN!
    49. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks BRATJDD & ZZEPPELIN too!
    50. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
    51. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks BRATJDD!
    52. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
    53. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks FREIHEIT 'n ANTIQUEROSE!
    54. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks ELISABETHAN!
    55. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks LISE!
    56. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks GLUECHIP!
    57. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks LISE!
    58. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!
    59. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks NITTYGRITTY!
    60. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks COLLECTIBLESUNLIMITED & DETINYJENNIFER !!! !!!! !!!
    61. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks ANNA B !!!! !!!! !!!!
    62. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks AURA !!! !!!! !!!
    63. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks OROYOROY !!!!!!!
    64. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks NOUVEAUDECO !!! !!!! !!!
    65. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks WINDWALKER !!! !!!!! !!!
    66. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks OROYOROY !!!
    67. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks MOONHILL !!!!
    68. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME !!!
    69. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks WINDWALKER !!!!!
    70. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks ROYCROFTBBOKSFROMME & ANTIQUEGIRL !!!!
    71. LazyBoy LazyBoy, 6 months ago
      lol reading all the post is funny see thing you said about getting a room back...ya we are at that same point ...smiling .. have a great weekend ..
    72. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
      Many thanks LAZYBOY !.!!!.!

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