Striking Heavy Bowling Pin Vase – SOLD
I’m really unsure as to who made this incredibly massive vase, but the cutter and glass blower were highly skilled. The vase weighs a very heavy 8 lbs and 10 oz.
The main portion of this vase is very similar to some Dorflinger patterns, especially Angora. A central hobstar is surrounded by 5 fields of crosshatching. 4 conjoined vesicas contain a very unusual feathering motif. The feathers are merely divided with a field of hobnail and fan. The neck of the vase is really the pièce de résistance. It features very clear flute cutting interspersed with notching and diamond point hatching. The diamond point cutting, which takes up a majority of the neck, is extremely sharp. This cutting runs all the way into the top with a beautiful spiked rim. The base is finished with a very unusual 8-point hobstar configuration.
The bowling pin vase is in perfect condition with one minor chip to a miter on the hobstar base. It’s clearly visible in the last picture and is minimal to the overall perfect condition of the piece. The vase measures 11 5/8″ tall and 7″ wide and weighs almost 9 pounds!