And excellent art glass vase made by Strathearn, the Scottish glass studio founded by the Ysart family in 1964. Through the company operated under the Strathearn name for over 15 years, their wares are quite uncommon, especially here in the States.
Strathearn was created when Teacher's whiskey took over and expanded the Vasart works to produce novelty ashtrays. In addition to the ashtrays, the company also produced a full range of art glass, mostly in forms and colors which were held over from Vasart.
This example is in medium brown with dark brown spatters and aventurine inclusions, giving the piece a tortoiseshell appearance. It also has the classic Strathearn whorl decoration around the waistline.
The vase is 7.75" tall, 5" in diameter at the top and 3.5" in diameter at the bottom. This shape is cataloged by Fran Andrews as V027. It is the second-shortest version of this shape produced.
Condition: a little light wear to the ground bottom edge. Otherwise fine, no wear or damage.
Mark: impressed leaping salmon mark on an applied wafer in the center of the bottom. This mark was used from 1964 until the close of the factory in 1980.
Item ID: 2900