Blue blown favorites

Pushed to the rear corners and almost forgotten, these spectacular vases came out for Christmas. Never used and seldom admired, here they are - still unbroken after thirty-five years. Spectacular enough, without flowers or holiday greenery.

The net floats were found on the beach at Xamach, Q. Roo, when we operated the beachside experimental field station. They are probably from Norway and can date to the 1840s.

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