Unusual purple and gold vase

Go down

Unusual purple and gold vase Empty Unusual purple and gold vase

Post by Alex_s on April 30th 2012, 3:44 pm

Found this lovely thing today. It's around 50cm tall, purple glass with a kind of textured gold lacquer effect incorporated into the base - it looks like it was dipped into the gold stuff before being blown. I'm sure someone will know exactly what the technique is, but I've never seen it before. Any ideas? There's no mark on the base.


Unusual purple and gold vase Vase110
Alex_s
Alex_s

Number of posts : 268
Location : Stockport
Registration date : 2010-12-22

Back to top Go down

Unusual purple and gold vase Empty Re: Unusual purple and gold vase

Post by Nic on April 30th 2012, 5:21 pm

It's aventurine - made of crystalised copper rather than gold.

No idea who made your vase, though, sorry.
Nic
Nic
Administrator
Administrator

Male Number of posts : 2526
Age : 40
Location : N.E. Lincolnshire, England
Registration date : 2008-03-21

http://www.wilsonandcoleman.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Unusual purple and gold vase Empty Re: Unusual purple and gold vase

Post by Alex_s on April 30th 2012, 5:26 pm

That's interesting, thanks!
Alex_s
Alex_s

Number of posts : 268
Location : Stockport
Registration date : 2010-12-22

Back to top Go down

Unusual purple and gold vase Empty Re: Unusual purple and gold vase

Post by JoFish on May 2nd 2012, 9:01 pm

I have seen two vases with long attenuated necks like that recently. Both had similar wobbly necks, one had a made in China label.

Is the base ground and polished flat?

John
JoFish
JoFish

Number of posts : 237
Location : South Wales
Registration date : 2010-11-23

Back to top Go down

Unusual purple and gold vase Empty Re: Unusual purple and gold vase

Post by Alex_s on May 2nd 2012, 10:56 pm

It's concave, matt finish.
Alex_s
Alex_s

Number of posts : 268
Location : Stockport
Registration date : 2010-12-22

Back to top Go down

Unusual purple and gold vase Empty Re: Unusual purple and gold vase

Post by flying free on May 3rd 2012, 3:07 pm

the way the avventurine is applied to the base and pulled up is reminiscent of other glass Distributed by a company called Dale Tiffany in the States. It think similar pieces might have been distributed via The Pier shops here. I also think the items orginate in China. But I've not seen one in the shape of your vase before.
m
flying free
flying free

Number of posts : 620
Location : UK
Registration date : 2010-02-21

Back to top Go down

Unusual purple and gold vase Empty Re: Unusual purple and gold vase

Post by Alex_s on May 3rd 2012, 5:35 pm

You know, when I was looking around after Nic told me about aventurine, I can across Dale Tiffany and thought it looked similar. You're right, though - can't find any images of a vase like it.
Alex_s
Alex_s

Number of posts : 268
Location : Stockport
Registration date : 2010-12-22

Back to top Go down

Unusual purple and gold vase Empty Re: Unusual purple and gold vase

Post by JoFish on May 4th 2012, 10:52 am

With an unpolished ground out pontil mark Chinese is quite likely. By chance I saw a large blue bowl with similar blobs of aventurine yesterday with a made in China label.

Cheaply produced glass with poor workmanship has been exported from China by the container ship load in recent years, many items are large and/or heavy with bright colours. There is nothing wrong with it, much of it is very decorative and the quality is getting better year on year. Every antique center or shop has a few pieces, every single piece is sold as 'Murano' which it so obviously is not.

John
JoFish
JoFish

Number of posts : 237
Location : South Wales
Registration date : 2010-11-23

Back to top Go down

Unusual purple and gold vase Empty Re: Unusual purple and gold vase

Post by Alex_s on May 4th 2012, 11:24 am

That's interesting to know. It's certainly a nice thing, and even I know it isn't Murano! You're right, though - the quality isn't great.
Alex_s
Alex_s

Number of posts : 268
Location : Stockport
Registration date : 2010-12-22

Back to top Go down

Unusual purple and gold vase Empty Re: Unusual purple and gold vase

Post by Nic on May 5th 2012, 2:04 am

A note on Chinese glass - quite worryingly, some of the factories are upping their game. I popped into TK Maxx today, and there were several designs that were well-executed, well-finished and had nicely polished bases and polished pontil marks.

I daresay it won't be long before they turn up on eBay sans 'Made In China' labels - keeping an eye out for what to avoid is pretty much the only reason I go into TK Maxx. That, and they somehow, occasionally, stock quality brands like WMF and Villeroy & Boch for next to nothing.
Nic
Nic
Administrator
Administrator

Male Number of posts : 2526
Age : 40
Location : N.E. Lincolnshire, England
Registration date : 2008-03-21

http://www.wilsonandcoleman.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Unusual purple and gold vase Empty Re: Unusual purple and gold vase

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum