This is an amazingly beautiful Czech glass vase. It starts with that wonderful tango orange glass inside that was cased with a clear glass overlay. A layer of black and blue patterned glass was overlaid on the base and drawn up the sides to create a unique dramatic look. The black glass is glossy; the blue patterns have more of a satin finish which adds to the contrasts in color. The top rim is cut and polished. The base is marked Czechoslovakia – as usual, it’s hard to see unless the light is just right. (Note: tape in the picture is so we could find the mark for a picture.)
SIZE: Height is 9 inches. Diameter at the base is 2 5/8 inches and at the top is 2 3/4 inches.
CONDITION: There is one small chip (about 2x1mm) at the top outside rim and a couple of small flea bites also on the edge of that cut rim which are more felt than seen. The satiny blue glass has some pitting which apparently is the nature of that glass and not due to any damage. Other than the minor roughness on the top edge, there are no chips, cracks or scratches in the glass.
This is truly a gorgeous vase.