This is a neat vase that I almost didn't buy. A man at the local flea market sometimes saves special glass for me and this is one of those pieces. I didn't much want it, but he really wanted to sell it and he gave me a good price on some other glass, soooo, I did the decent thing and bought it from him. When I got it home and did some research, the more I looked at it the more I felt it was actually from one of the elegant makers. The quality is not as high as some of the best Fostoria or Cambridge pieces but it's not depression either. And it is not new, likely dating to just before the 1930s. The loop optic is not real common. The best identification I could come up with is Fostoria line 4900 with a loop or drape optic, dating to 1926 to 1934. That fits well with the way the vase feels to me, general quality and finish.
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