This classically shaped vase is decorated with a opalescent butterscotch glass pulled feather decor, over BLACK IRIDESCENT GLASS!
Take a look at the polished pontil shot on this, here we can see the black base glass, with butterscotch opalescent glass for the pulled feathers, a stunning combination! The iridescence on this is spectacular, really made it challenging to photograph, in person it's outstanding!
Signature: "KEW BLAS" script on base.
Dimensions: 6" 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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