Special Request Sourcing. Yes, We Do That! August 08 2015, 0 Comments
At Audrey Would! we aim to please, and that means we are very happy to look for specific vintage barware, glassware or decor items at your request. We always enjoy the challenge, and love it when we find what you have in mind!
We just had a request to find a special vintage bedside glass. It was important that the glass be purple or lavender. Just to give you an idea, here is a list of the additional questions we asked to ensure we were all on the same page:
- Do you want a stemmed glass, i.e., goblet style, or would you prefer a bar glass, i.e., lowball (rocks) or highball (collins) style?
- Do you have a timeframe you need the glass by?
- What is your budget?
- What is your personal style? Do you want something that is sleek with clean lines, or something that is more curvaceous?
- Can there be etching in the glass?
Once we heard back, we set to work treasure hunting for the perfect Mid Century Modern bedside glass. Sometimes our searches are quick and easy, sometimes they take us a while. With this search we managed to find a very unique hand blown vintage glass in a little over a week.
This is what we found:
A 1960s Swedish art glass goblet in hand blown amethyst glass with a solid clear base. We originally thought this piece was designed by Bo Borgstrom for Åseda Glasbruk as it is very much in his style and very Aseda. We posted this image to Aseda's Facebook page, Glas fran Aseda, and have since been advised this piece is more likely a SEA Glasbruk piece. Either way, this piece is definitely collectible Swedish glass!
This stemless goblet is not super large. It is only 6" tall and 21/2" wide, but it holds a comfortable 8 oz, even 9 oz pour without being flush to the brim.
Our customer was thrilled, and this vintage goblet has been shipped!
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