Czechoslovakian Dogwood Frosted Vase, Large + Beautiful, Rare~~ - For Sale
Czechoslovakian Dogwood Frosted Vase, Large + Beautiful, Rare~~
For Sale is a large Frosted on Crystal Dogwood Vase made in Czechoslovakia. I am not sure of the manufacturer as I have yet to find this in my research although I am certain that this vessel predates Phoenix Consolidated's version of this Dogwood vase. The Vase is very large as it measures 10 1/2" tall and is approximately 6 1/2" wide at the bulge. The opening measures 3 3/4" wide at the outer lip and has a 2 3/4" opening for a nice bouquet of flowers.
The Vase depicts very detailed Dogwood flowers in full bloom amongst stems and leaves for an all over effect. They are done in raised relief and the mold is very crisp as you can see the pistils and stamens detail as well as some veining in the flower petals. I have compared this Vase to Phoenix Consolidated's version and the pattern is the same however the rim is different. This Vase has a nice heavy neck and Phoenix's mold on their neck is a little bit different. There is no roughness on the inner or outer edge of this rim which is commonly found on the Phoenix/Consolidated versions.
Phoenix/Consolidated Glass Company introduced their Dogwood Pattern Vase in 1926. It was part of their very popular "Martele" line. They had several variations in color they called "patina" or "wash". I actually thought this was a piece of Phoenix when I purchased it. Recently I had a European buyer at my booth at a show and she informed me that this vase was actually "Czech" Much to my surprise she showed me the signature on the bottom which is rather hard to read. The signature reads "MADE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA" in raised relief block letters. I firmly believe that Phoenix/ Consolidated Glass actually copied this Dogwood Pattern. You can find many examples of the Phoenix/Consolidated Vases but you never see the Czech Vases. I was told that these are hard to find!!
The Vase is considered to be in Excellent Condition as there are no nicks, chips, cracks or dings. This a quality piece of European vintage glass that I'm sure the lucky buyer will be thrilled to own this. This Vase was made, Circa 1918-1925.