Mid Century 1960s vase designed by Oldrich Lipsky by Exbor Glassworks Czechoslovakia. This is a wonderful example of vintage 1960's art glass. This vase was purchased by my husband from a lovely English woman who claimed she paid 500 British pounds for it in 1960 at Harrod's in London. The vase stands 10-1/4 " tall and weighs ~4 lbs. The vase is acid etched "Exbor Czechoslovakia" on the base.
This vase has stood on my counter for the past couple of years, where I could watch it catch and reflect the ambient light. Its smoky grey color will go with any decor, because it captures and pulls in the colors from it surroundings. It is mesmerizing to look at, but it is time that it go to another appreciative home for someone else to enjoy.
The vase displays well, and makes a great visual statement as is evident from the photographs. During that time, the imperfections detailed following never impacted my enjoyment of the piece. Under close inspection the piece does have some imperfections from 50+ years of use and is not in perfect condition. There is a fleabite on a side edge near the bottom, and two of the upper corners have issues, all as documented in the photos. Also, there is a light scratch to the front surface of one face. Please note that the photographs of these imperfections are greatly magnified to show the issues, as I believe in full disclosure, and the actual imperfections are much smaller in scale. Also, there is appropriate wear on the piece, as illustrated by the bottom, based on its age. These are the imperfections I found under close inspection. Understand that there may be small imperfections I missed, as with any vintage piece.
A vase of this size in perfect condition is valued at well over $1000, however due to the imperfections, this piece has been priced accordingly.