GinFor's Odditiques
(GINny and FORrest Poston's Oddities and Antiques)

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Zwiesel West German Glass Vase

Item: GL-5

This item is no longer for sale. Based on evidence from other vases, this one is made in China. While it lacks some of the characteristics, form, color, and the look of the pontil make it pretty certain. For the time being, I'm leaving the pictures up so this can be used as a learning piece. I'm also leaving my original description for comparison.

(At the moment, I don't have enough items to do a "Reproduction and Misleading Items" page, but if people would like to submit photos and information to be used in such a project, I'll do the pages and add them to the informational part of the site.)


This vase is either German or Finnish, with Zweisel the likely German maker and Riihimaki the most likely company from Finland. Height is about 12 inches.

Condition is excellent with no damage or wear problems. Of course, all our sales are fully guaranteed.

Price is $ including Priority Mail and insurance within the U.S. International shipping rates quoted on request. Contact Us

To buy an item (or more), just get in touch through the e-mail link, or you can call us at 812-467-0191. (A busy signal is still common, I'm afraid since we only have one phone line.) Identify the item by the title or some other description (and we will be using stock numbers soon to cope with a larger site).

We'll confirm that the item is still available, make sure we agree on the total, and answer any questions you wish to throw our way. Checks or money orders should be made "Forrest OR Virginia Poston". We also take Paypal (including credit card payments).

We try to ship in one or two days after payment arrives, and we're generous with the bubblewrap and styrofoam peanuts.

 If there's something you'd like us to find for you, let us know. We're just itching to please you, or maybe that was Poison Ivy we got into.

Remember that all proceeds go to support good causes: my spouse, our cats (see the "staff" here), our creditors, my auction addiction, and the plumbing project that never ends.

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