This vase, which was made in Sweden is approximately 155mm tall. Typically for Swedish vases the stem is the same colour as the base (smokey grey)and has a slight flare being approximately 17mm in diameter. The base of the ball is 'ground' flat, with evenly spaced medium sized bubbles in a spiral pattern. The original label which is still attached (see close up image) has a black background with silver lettering. It bears the words J.WUIDART & Co.Ltd LONDON EST 1869 MADE in SWEDEN and a logo of a stylised stem glass.

The following information was kindly supplied by David Fletcher:

J WUIDART & Co. of 26/28 Bartletts Buildings, Holborn-Circus, London EC4. was established in 1869. They imported mainly Scandinavian glass for retail. In the 30's they also commissioned James Powell and sons (Whitefriars) to supply Barnaby Powell designed Wealdstone glass for resale. They traded with Kosta and Orrefors as well as other import/export companies. In the 50/60's Ronald Stennett-Wilson, joint Managing Director was active in designing and making glass for them. The last date I have found for them existing is 1968 but they may have continued after that. Stennett-Wilson left and set up Kings Lynn Glass from 1967-69 and then after several takeovers etc was swallowed up by Caithness Glass.