Riihimaki #1724 Riihimaen Neodymium Glass Nanny Still 'Grapponia' Vase

Riihimaki #1724 Riihimaen Neodymium Glass Nanny Still \'Grapponia\' Vase
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Product Number: WS07880

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Description

A stunning Scandinavian textured glass 'Grapponia' decorative bottle vase. Made by Riihimaki (also known as Riihimaen Lasi Oy) of Finland, and designed by Nanny Still in 1968, pattern number 1724. Reference: [click here]. Still bears the original factory label, worn and peeling at the edges. Quite unusual for Riihimaki, this is made from Neodymium glass (also known as Alexandrite glass), which changes colour according to different lighting conditions. It appears smokey lilac in natural sunlight or yellow artificial light, and smokey blue in fluorescent/white light (see pictures). This is due to the presence of Neodymium oxide (Nd²O³) in the glass. The colour change isn't quite as noticeable as other Neodymium glass I've seen, but it is definitely there.

Size

Measures approx 7.25 inches tall by 5.5 inches in diameter at widest point.

Condition

Excellent condition, no chips or cracks.

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