Tall pink glass vase with inverted bubble pattern

Dec 03, 2020. 13:48 UTC
Tall pink glass vase with inverted bubble pattern
United States of America

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Pink glass vase. Tiny bubbles in glass. Slight scratches on the body of the vase and at the bottom of the vase. No chips. Mouth of vase is 7.5 inches. Height of vase 12 inches. Widest part at the bottom of the vase 5 1/4 inches. Thickness of glass as measured at the mouth of the vase is 4.0mm. Glass line at the bottom of the vase.


I purchased the vase at a small antique shop in Middletown, CT that has since closed. The store owner when asked about the vase, simply said that they didn’t know anything about it other than the fact that it was just “unique”. I purchased the vase for $40 because I loved the shape and color. I have tried to search online for another vase like this one but I haven’t had any luck. I am assuming that it is depression glass since it has tiny air bubbles and light scratches.

Answered within 1 day
Dec 04, 16:07 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$100 - $150 USD

Insurance Value

$250 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Zahina,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
This is a beautiful vase - you did well only spending $40 for it. You are also correct that this is Depression glass. There were lots of different companies so without a stamp or mark it's often difficult to tell who made this; you don't say if this has a mark etc but if you spot one please let me know as it could change the value.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An American Pink Depression Glass Vase
thumbprint or bubble pattern, circa 1930s
Of conical form with flaring lip and bulbous base, the body with internal bubble or thumbprint decoration allover, unmarked
12 inches high, 7 1/2 inches diameter
PROVENANCE: acquired at an antiques store in Middletown, Conn.
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Zahina crespo Dec 04, 17:43 UTC

Hi Delia and thank you for getting back to me. The only marking that the vase has is just a long raised glass line that runs at an angle at the bottom of the vase. Not sure if that makes any difference or not but I thought it was worth mentioning. I did include a picture of the glass line when the appraisal request was made.

I also have another item that I have been curious about. It’s a Bolta Photina II camera set that includes the camera, case, and original instruction manual. I looked into the camera and it was made in Germany in 1952. That’s really it but I would like to know the value of the set if possible. Thank you

Delia Dec 04, 17:50 UTC

Is the line symmetrical? If so and if it continues on both sides as well as the bottom, that would be the seam and indicates that it was pressed into a mold. Otherwise, it doesn't sound like a maker's mark but if you can take a photo (glass is tricky to photograph) I can take a look to make sure.

Vintage cameras can vary quite a bit, depending on model, condition, how complete and intact it is, etc. Range in values between $50-1,000. We can't appraise without a photograph so you would need to submit a separate appraisal for that (not sure if it would come to me or another specialist, there are several who can do cameras).

Zahina crespo Dec 04, 18:03 UTC

The vase has no seams on the side, just the glass line at the bottom of the vase. I uploaded a close up photo of the glass line and included marks on where the line begins and ends at the bottom of the vase. And yes, I will request another appraisal for the camera.

Delia Dec 04, 18:06 UTC

that looks like a flaw - nothing to inhibit the value - thanks for following up! The appraisal on this stands as is.

Zahina crespo Dec 04, 18:15 UTC

That’s good to know. Thank you for your help.

Delia Dec 04, 18:17 UTC

Our pleasure! :)

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