Caithness Oban vase

  • Year: 1969
  • Materials: glass
  • Size: base: 60mm (W) x 55mm (D) / top: 34mm (W) x 30mm (D) x 143mm (H)
  • Reference: SB21203
  • Manufacturer: Caithness Glass Ltd.
  • Categories: Glass
A specimen vase, no.OG18, from the Oban range, designed by Charles Orr and Peter Fuin for Caithness Glass in 1969. A rounded trapezoid shape with unusually separate coloured glass stripes in orange, yellow, green, light blue and violet.

These vases with heay bases were highly successful and became the a hallmark of the Oban range.The form was designed by Peter Fuin with each side flattend, rolled slightly and then elongated by swinging. The base was flattened using a pad on the floor. Each example is therefore unique in precise shape and size. In 1981, a standard sized vase cost £8.95.

Description based on text by Mark Hill.