Hello. We like to collect well-designed vintage pottery (and lots of other stuff) from the 1950s,
'60s and '70s. Here are some pictures and info of a selection of the things we've found.

Friday, 17 June 2011

A pair of Italian vases. So hot, they're cool.

Two smart Italian vases. Not pottery this time, these vases are made of glass.

The square shaped bases and the narrowing round necks make for a very pleasing shape. I like the the hot red and warm brown colours. Also, the lively marbled effect in the glass which has the look of flames and smoke. The vases were not bought together but they do make quite a stylish pair. It would be easy to place them in a modern mid-century styled interior.

The vases were made in the 1960s or 1970s by V. B. Opaline, Florence. There seems to be a lack of information on this manufacturer and their products. I can't find any details of their production dates or their designers. Perhaps the company was only small or they were making glass for just a short time.

Even so, whoever V. B. Opaline were, I'm glad they made these vases.

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