This is an attractive 3 colour vase, deep pink, grey and clear glass and displays well. It is 13cm tall and 11.5cm (max) width. It is unsigned on the base. There is some damage on the upper part of one side. It is a small 2mm chip with an area of polished flatness surrounding it, as if someone has tried to grind out the chip. It is not too noticeable but a flaw to an otherwise nice vase. I wonder if this is a manufacturer's 'seconds' vase hence no signature? If you could help me identify the manufacturer, artist and date I would be very grateful. Many thanks
Purchased on ebay.co.uk from private seller for £30
Good morning, Gillian,
This form of cased (the technique of combining layers of different colors) glass vase was one that was very popular among the Scandinavian glass manufacturers in the mid 20th Century. Without a signature it is almost impossible to attribute this to a particular shop. These would have been signed on the base; I think it unlikely that the manufacturer’s name would have been polished out and you are most likely correct that it is trying to hide a flaw. However, it does impact the value of this somewhat.
Here are a few recent auction sales of comparable – some by known makers, others by unknown makers – to give you a sense of the variety and depth of the market and also what they are bringing at auction today.
Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, you have a:
A tricolor Scandinavian cased art glass heart-form vase
Unattributed maker, mid 20th Century
In deep pink, gray and clear glass.
5 1/8 inches (13 cm) tall by 4 ½ inches (11.5 cm) wide
PROVENANCE: acquired on ebay.co.uk
CONDITION: client represents there to be damage to the upper part of one side
$40-60 (represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary).
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