This blown glass vase's color gradually transitions from the fully transparent base to a deep raspberry rose color at the lip. Between these two extremes the colour slowly and gently become richer, darker, and finally dominates the eye as it moves upwards along the piece, finally coming to rest on the flaired opening.
The dimensions of this vase are: 16.5 centimeters tall (6.5"), 8.9 centimeters wide (3.5"), and it weighs 500 grams (1.1 lbs). The vase's small footprint allows it to be displayed without occupying too much space, while the vertical design allows it to hold a beautiful collection of flowers without the vase itself being overwhelmed and lost to the eyes of the viewer. The vase is transparent along its entire length, including the areas of clear glass near the base and those which are colored deep pink near the opening.
The shape of the vase is reminiscent of the glass section of oil lanterns, and would most likely be catagorized as an "hourglass vase", due to the narrowing of the glass as it rises from a wide base to a flair point from which it widens again. The foot is made of hand sculpted solid glass, ensuring the piece stands sturdily and securely when filled with flowers.
Flowers placed within this style of vase will fan outwards due to the wider base, making possible very full, dramatic arrangements. This does however mean that with arrangements of very few flowers the addition of greenery is advised to keep the display from looking sparse.
This vase can also be displayed without flowers as a piece of art, or can hold objects other than flowers: with proper care this piece would look beautiful supporting a candle, for example. The vase has also been signed on its underside: out of view during normal display, but there as proof that you've chosen to support the arts and handmade goods rather than mass manufactured generic items.
The vase, like all my items, is fully hand blown and sculpted without the use of any molds or other such aids. Each vase is truly unique, as the mixture of color and the specific shape of each piece is impossible to recreate exactly when one works entirely by hand as I do.
Height: 16.5cm (6.5")
Width: 9cm (3.5")
Weight: 500 grams (1.1 lbs)
*The pictures and measurements shown here are of the actual vase available for purchase.