“Tuberkulinkolben” Vase #4748 Carl Auböck
A vintage squashed-sphere shaped glass vase, carafe or “Tuberkulinkolben” designed and made by Carl Auböck II, Vienna, circa 1950.
The vase is model number 4748 in the Werkstätte Carl Auböck catalogue and was made to order with either a wicker, tan leather or, as we see here, black leather collar. The band of leather has been tightly stitched with matching black thread.
The mouth blown glass has a very high lead content which gives the glass brilliance, weight and a better resilience. Glass body and leather collar are both in excellent condition. This is still an incredibly sophisticated and usable object -yellow Craspedia flowers would look brilliant in this vase.
Height: 17 cm
Diameter: 22.5 cm
Materials: Glass, leather
Design Period: Circa 1950
Date Of Manufacture: Circa 1950
Place of Origin: Austria
Workshop: Werkstätte Carl Auböck