Users' questions

What is a good vase size?

What is a good vase size?

The rule of thumb for traditional arrangements is that the length of the flower stems should be no more than one and a half to two times the height of a vase. If you’re buying long-stemmed roses with 20-inch stems (51 centimeters), you need a vase that’s 10 to 13 inches (25 to 33 centimeters) high, max.

How do I know if my vase is hand blown?

A small pinched area around the lip of a vase indicates the spot where blown glass is removed from the blowing tube. Finding a pinched area at the lip or opening of the vase is a good indicator of blown glass. Instead of a pinched area, you may find what appears to be a scar or a swirl on the bottom of the base.

What’s the best vase for tulips?

My go to vase for tulips is an 8 inch round clear bubble bowl vase because the round shape of the vase compliments the curves of the tulip petals and it also allows tulips to bend and ‘flop’ in a stunning way. Supplies: fresh tulips – buy the freshest you can! Discount tulips will NOT last long at all.

Does all hand blown glass have a pontil mark?

Pretty much all glassware made up until about 1780 will have this rough pontil mark. After that date glassware was still made with a pontil iron, which still left a rough mark, but that rough mark was more often polished out leaving a round depression in the base of the glass.

Does hand blown glass have seams?

Blown glass is an ancient form of glass making that is still used in the fine arts. The resulting glass item will often have a blown look and glass varying in thickness. It will not have a seam. It often has a pontil mark, where the pipe was attached.

What kind of marks are on porcelain vases?

Identify the material of the vase. Most pottery and porcelain will have a maker’s mark, either stamped under the glaze or inscribed in the porcelain. Silver will have a hallmark, indicating the factory and date, and will be marked sterling (or simply “925”) or some variation ending in “plate.”

What does a factory mark on a vase mean?

The factory mark on an antique vase can give a clue the age and the value of a piece. The mark can tell you if a vase is a Wedgwood or a Weller or if it is Japanese, Italian, English or American. The factory mark may let you know when the vase was made.

How can you tell if a vase has an overmark?

An overmark is precisely what it sounds like: a mark placed over the manufacturer’s original mark.To see if your vase bears one, you’ll once again need to carefully turn it over and examine the bottom. Smudging of the original maker’s mark is a common byproduct of the glazing process used to seal overmarks and, as such, hints at authenticity.

How can you tell how old a vase is?

This maker’s mark may be painted on the vase’s bottom or appear in the form of an engraving. Because manufacturers varied the signatures to represent different years, you can research the corresponding year once you find a discernible manufacturer’s mark.

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