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Vintage Sourcing by Special Request? Yes, We Do That!

June 22, 2017

Vintage Sourcing by Special Request

We just had a special request for vintage sourcing. 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!

This request was for a unique bedside drinking glass. The one stipulation was the glass had to be purple or lavender. We wanted to fine-tune our search so asked a few additional questions to ensure we were all on the same page

Vintage Sourcing by Special Request: Questions We Might Ask

  1. 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?
  2. Do you have a timeframe you need the glass by?
  3. What is your budget?
  4. What is your personal style? Do you want something that is sleek with clean lines, or something that is more curvaceous?
  5. 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.

How Long Does it Take to Source a Piece by Special Request?

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 amethyst purple in just over a week.

This is the beside drinking glass we found:

Vintage SEA Glasbruk Purple Bedside Glass

What is this Unique Vintage Blown Glass Piece?

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!

If you are looking for a special vintage glassware piece, please don’t hesitate to contact Audrey Would! We are happy to assist!

Thank you for stopping by!

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