Featured Heisey Alexandrite Neodymium vase?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by NewEngland, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. NewEngland

    NewEngland Well-Known Member

    Hello from snowy New Hampshire,

    I have a large and heavy Alexandrite Neodymium vase that turns from violet to blue under CFL lighting. It weighs 4 pounds and is 8" high. I found a site that describes this as a 1930s Heisey Alexandrite vase http://glasscottageantiques.com/heisey-glass/ It is not marked - perhaps it had a label long ago? I would like to know the design/model. It's really beautiful. I have one other Alexandrite vase and I love the color.


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  2. NewEngland

    NewEngland Well-Known Member

    I agree - It is a 'WOW' piece.
     
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  3. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    I'm here in snowy NH, too!

    Let me say WOW!, as well - that is LOVELY!

    I just took a look thru my Heisey book, and I didn't find your vase... :(
    That doesn't mean it isn't Heisey - just that I didn't find it!

    I did find one like it that sold on eBay a couple of years ago - and the seller had no idea what it was! Their title said MOSER FOSTORIA HEISEY?

    from:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/ARCHITECHT...D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

    I'm sure one of the glass pros here will be able to ID it for you. It certainly looks quite special!
     
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  4. NewEngland

    NewEngland Well-Known Member

    Hi! Thanks for that link - it looks the same. It's a valuable vase no matter who the maker is, I guess!
     
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  5. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Is there such a thing as a bad neodymium vase? :)
     
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  6. TallCakes

    TallCakes Well-Known Member

  7. Cherryhill

    Cherryhill Well-Known Member

    Tall's got it, not Heisey. Heisey did make Alexandrite, just not that shape.
     
  8. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    Nice!!! I would give that house room anytime!!!
    greg
     
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  9. NewEngland

    NewEngland Well-Known Member

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  10. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    @Bdigger - This beautiful piece is sure to bring a smile to Mike's face. :happy::happy:
     
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  11. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    The FK is probably Replacements item number.
     
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  12. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    My first thought was Moser. You might have a look there
     
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  13. TallCakes

    TallCakes Well-Known Member

    google 'FK Lead Crystal Germany' and you'll find "FK" labels (so not a "R" invention this time). This pattern is seen in various sizes and also clear crystal. The heavy weight points to lead crystal and not Heisey glass.

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  14. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

  15. NewEngland

    NewEngland Well-Known Member

     
  16. NewEngland

    NewEngland Well-Known Member

    I may have messed up that reply. Thanks to everyone who commented.
    I have found a few clear “FK” items but no alexandrite, but I will continue to search.
     
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