This is a 20th century signed Bohemian art glass vase, made sometime before 1970. The maker is Poschinger. The vase is signed on the bottom with an etched signature of "Poschinger."
The color of the glass is blue and is gorgeous, as you can see in the photos. The glassmaker applied an iridescent finish to the outside, which adds depth to the blue, plus some added colors of yellow, red and purple. The iridescence is mostly around the neck and upper belly.
The vase is 9 ½" high and 6" wide at the belly, perfect for use to hold a fresh or dried flower arrangement.
The shape is bulbous, with a round belly that tapers to a neck. The mouth is crimped and the glass is stretched around the rim, a feature of most Poshinger glass, and which gives the glass a rough texture around the rim. The glass here may feel like it has nicks when felt with the fingertips, but the glass is intended to be this way and is part of the glassmaking process.
The pontil is round, indented and polished smooth. The etched signature is between the pontil and the edge. It is believed that the actual etched signature of "Poschinger" means the glass was produced in Buchenau.
The vase weighs 3 pounds and 11 ounces.
There are no chips, nicks or cracks. The estate protected the bottom with felt pads and one remains, and despite the pads the bottom shows wear, with some scratches in the glass. There are a few small air bubbles in the body of the glass.
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