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Handblown green glass bud vase with two openings, Dutch, c.1700s


Very unusual handblown glass bud vase with two openings, most likely from the Netherlands in the early to mid 1700s. Green glass with horizontal lines of embellishment on each of the necks. This vase is shaped similarly to a heart (the organ in the body, not the symbol of love). Neck appears to have been pinched in two during the glassblowing creation process. Large pontil mark in the base.

We found this unique piece in Amsterdam. The transparent bluish green tint of this glass comes from impurities in the glass ingredients, specifically from the presence of iron oxide. Measures 8.5 H x 5 W x 4.25 D inches. Base is 3 1/8 inches in diameter, and vase openings are each about 0.25 to 0.5 inches in diameter. Weighs 10 oz.


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