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Post by Nic on August 16th 2010, 9:35 pm

A recent mystery purchase of, IMO, exceptional quality - but sadly no name to put to it. My initial thoughts were Czech, but I'm not so sure now. Seguso Vetri d'Arte or Cenedese, c.1960/70, have been suggested as vague possibilities elsewhere.

It has a very thin layer of yellow that fades into dark red, and on top of this is a green opalescent treatment. This is cased in a chunky and brilliantly clear glass.

The base is hollow - a curved barrel-shaped cavity with a pushed-in 'nipple' that gives the illusion of a suspended water ripple when viewed from the side. The vase has a slightly tapered form, and it curves towards the base, which is highly polished.

It's just 10.5cm / 4" tall and 6.5cm / 2.5" wide.

Any suggestions gratefully recevied.

(Apologies for the very grassy outdoor pic - it's the only way I could get the opalescence to show without fiddling about with complex lighting set-ups!)

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Post by Carolyn Preston on August 18th 2010, 3:47 am

I see the face on this one. Don't think it looks like a bunny at all. albino


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Post by Nic on August 18th 2010, 12:13 pm

I see an evil clown.
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