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Kew Blas Pulled Feather Pattern Vase by Union Glass
Elegantly shaped, this vase is decorated with a pulled feather pattern. This decor is on a satin finished, iridescent ivory base. The interior rim of the vase is also finished in gold. anges.
Signature: "KEW BLAS" script on base.
Dimensions: 4" tall, in excellent condition without chips, cracks, or repairs.
About the Manufacturer:
The Union Glass Company was established in Somerville, Massachusetts in 1851 and subsequently closed in 1924. Along with the production of pressed and silvered glass, Union Glass was responsible for Kew Blas glassware.
The Kew Blas brand was created for a line of iridescent glass produced from 1890 to 1924. The name is a scrambled spelling of the name of the factory manager at the time: W. S. Blake.
Kew Blas production implemented iridescent and pulled patterns made popular at the time by other prominent brands such as Quezal and Tiffany. In fact, Thomas Johnson, an English immigrant who was previously employed by Tiffany and was a founding member of the Quezal team eventually left to join Union Glass in 1907, in order to become involved in the production of Kew Blas glassware.
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