For sale is a wonderful piece of art glass made by the Union Glass Company (Kew Blas) of Somerville, Mass (1893-1927). The vase is considered a cabinet form. The vase stands 2 3/4" tall and is 4 1/8" in diameter at the bulge. The Pattern is called "Pulled Feather" and the decoration is just wonderful.
The Vase displays a wonderful Squat form. The body similar to a space ship rises up from a round foot and has a raised neck with a slightly flared top lip. This is all formed from a single piece of glass. It has a very lovely gold pulled feather pattern over a calcite white base glass. The pulled feather decoration is very similar to L.C.T. Tiffany Favrile version of pulled feathers as they are more abstract than Quezal or Steuben which were executed with precision. These feather pulls actually start at the bottom underside and are pulled up above the shoulder of the squat form. This is very difficult to do. The inside of the vase is finished with a brilliant gold iridescence as you can see.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips, nicks or dings. The bottom of the vase shows minor wear and is typical of a vase with this much age to it. The vase is signed with the wide etched "KEW-BLAS signature mark inside of the counter sunk polish pontil.
Employee William Blake produced a range of art glass called Kew Blas, which was an anagram of his name. He did this during his employment with Union Glass Company of Somerville, Mass. This vase is much rarer than Kew Blas's contemporaries of the day such as L.C.T. Favrile, Steuben, Quezal and Loetz. They only blew this type of art glass for 8 years. It rivals the quality of LCT Tiffany Favrile and is quite similar. I'm know the buyer will be very pleased with their purchase.
This vase was made circa 1907-1915.
Kew Blas Art Glass Squat Vase, Gold Pulled Feather Decoration, Very Nice