An extremely fine, hand-made lead crystal vase. This vase was designed by A Douglas Nash and produced by the Libbey Glass Company of Ohio. Libbey had discontinued fine, hand-blown wares during WWI. They had decided to resume production, and hired Nash to create items in the latest (Art Deco) style. The Libbey-Nash pieces were introduced in 1933, but it was not a success, and it was discontinued in 1935.
The vase has a paraboloid shape with a board paneled optic, which is echoed by very slight lobes to the base. The vase has a heavily shammed bottom, making it quite sturdy. It's clean, simple lines show the transition –happening at the time in decorative arts– from Art Deco to Art Moderne or Streamline Modern.
The vase is 6.25" tall, 4.675" in diameter at the mouth and 2.5" at the base.
Condition: light wear to the polished bottom, otherwise fine.
Mark: very small, light Libbey circle logo mark, which was used between 1919 and 1945.
Reference: Carl Fauster, "Libbey Glass Since 1818"
Item ID: 3774