Antique Cranberry Opalescent Coin Dot, Coin Spot, Thumbprint Vase.
Almost every glass company did a Coin Dot, Coin Spot or Thumbprint pattern and at times it can be difficult to say which company made which vase. That is true in this case as well, as it is old enough to be unmarked. You can tell by the slightly spiral turn of the spots that this is not a recently produced piece from the 50’s or later; this was taken from a smaller mold and stretched and crimped while it was still hot. During that process, it was common for the vase to twist slightly, generating a pattern that was slightly spiral. It is obviously hand made, so that dates it to previous 1930, which is the end date for hand shaped glass that was mass produced in the USA. There are never two that are identical and as it IS a hand shaped piece, it is lighter in weight than more recent productions, where the vase and its mold are exactly the same size, making a heavier and in my opinion, clumsier end product.
The vase is flawless, to the best of my ability to find any sort of damage whatsoever. Color is even and strong all over and while there is no mineral deposit in the bottom from standing water, there IS a bit of dust, which I will leave for you to deal with at your leisure.
• 6¾” at widest point across ruffles
• 6″ at tallest point
• 3¼” collar base