Frank Boos - Pair 2 Bohemian Art Glass Antique Lamps Vase Victorian End Of DayFrank Boos - Pair 2 Bohemian Art Glass Antique Lamps Vase Victorian End Of DayFrank Boos - Pair 2 Bohemian Art Glass Antique Lamps Vase Victorian End Of DayFrank Boos - Pair 2 Bohemian Art Glass Antique Lamps Vase Victorian End Of DayFrank Boos - Pair 2 Bohemian Art Glass Antique Lamps Vase Victorian End Of DayFrank Boos - Pair 2 Bohemian Art Glass Antique Lamps Vase Victorian End Of DayFrank Boos - Pair 2 Bohemian Art Glass Antique Lamps Vase Victorian End Of DayFrank Boos - Pair 2 Bohemian Art Glass Antique Lamps Vase Victorian End Of DayFrank Boos - Pair 2 Bohemian Art Glass Antique Lamps Vase Victorian End Of Day

On offer on this occasion is a pair of a stunning “End of day” art glass vases with ruffled rim, mounted as lamps. Wooded bases. Bohemia/Czechoslovakia, 1920s.

Measures 14 inches high overall; vase height 9 inches; 5 inches wide.

Provenance: famed Frank H. Boos Gallery (Mr. Boos was known as "THE BOW-TIE GUY" of the Antiques Road Show -- for more information see below). Labeled on one lamp.

This pair of lamps/vases is gorgeous and outstanding. Singles in this type of glass are much more commonly found, and this pair makes a terrific statement with their strong colors and distinctive shapes. An ideal luxurious gift for your home, those wonderful antique art glass lamps will invite comments and compliments as long as you own them.

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Frank H. Boos died in 2006 and the auction and appraisal world lost a true legend. Not only did he appraise and/or auction many famous collections, but he and his staff were originals on the Antiques Road Show. He was known as "THE BOW-TIE GUY" and was one of the more popular appraisers on the show, receiving many "hits" on the internet and asked many, many times for autographs and photo opportunities. He was even parodied on the "Simpsons" as the guy with the big bow-tie, small round glasses and combed back hair.

Frank Boos Gallery was established by Frank H. Boos with his wife, Nancy, in Bloomfield Hills, MI, in 1982. The Boos Gallery had been involved in the appraisal or disbursement of many famous collections in the area. Among those are included the estate of the naturalist, Dr. Walter Koelz, (who was part of the MacMillan-Byrd Arctic Expedition of 1925), the collection of Walter Simmons, II (curator at the Henry Ford Museum), George and Florine Trumbull, the estate of Robert Hudson Tannihill (whose collection is now housed at the Detroit Institute of Arts), Charles Gershenson (whose collection brought world record prices for Americana, some of which is now housed at the White House and State Department, Washington D.C.), Anna Tompson Dodge (in conjunction with Christies, London), Hawkins Ferry, Elizabeth Warren Sheldon, and Minoru and Teruko Yamasaki (Minoru was the architect for the World Trade Center, New York City), to name just a few.

Frank was chosen to disperse the world famous Elsholz glass collection about which books have been written. Frank was the retained appraiser of all of the art and objets d'art belonging to the world famous Cranbrook Institutions, which took him five years to appraise and document. Frank Boos was also the first United States agent for Christie's in the conducting of the Anna Thomson Dodge auction held at her home "Rose Terrace" in Grosse Pointe Farms in 1970, which was Christie's first sale in the Western Hemisphere. Frank was the retained appraiser for the entire oeuvre of the renowned sculptor, Marshall Fredericks. The Gallery was also the retained appraisal firm for the art and decorative art of the famous Cranbrook Institutions, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

The Gallery appraisers were invited in 1996 to join those of four major national auction houses to participate in the first Chubb Antiques Roadshow. The Roadshow, sponsored by the Chubb Insurance Groups and WGBH-TV in Boston, visited thirteen cities in the United States in four months for the purpose of giving free appraisals to the public. Each venue provided material for a one hour broadcast for public television which were aired in 1997. The Gallery appraisers have participated in the Roadshow since that time.

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Bohemia — and later Czechoslovakia — has been a major center for glass production for centuries. Some of the finest glassware in the world was made there. It is highly sought after by collectors and is becoming exceedingly rare.

END-OF-DAY/SPATTER GLASS
In the past, many collectors have called such multicolored glassware "end-of-day" glass because of a myth that said that at the end of the workday, glassblowers took the various colors of glass they had worked with, mixed them up, and blew this multicolored glass from the resulting mixture.

Frankly, that is just ridiculous. If a glassblower mixed all the colors together, all he or she would get is a muddy molten mess — not the streaked and spotted product in today's question. The more proper term for this sort of ware is "spatter glass," and although it first appeared in the 19th century, similar glass is still made today.

Early on, this glass was sometimes called "splash glass," but spatter is more accepted today. To make this type of glass, shards of different colored glass are spread over a table like work surface called a "marver."

The glass blower begins by blowing a bubble into the base glass and then rolls the hot mass over the marver. The shards stick to the molten glass in a random fashion, and at this point the whole mass is reheated in the glass furnace. The glass blower then expands the bubble and shapes it into the desired form.

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Offered in excellent vintage condition, no major issues noted. The pictures are of the actual item you are purchasing, so please look at them closely to confirm its genuine, original condition and outstanding appearance, as they are part of the description.

Beautifully maintained in a clean, non-smoking, pet-free home.

Those rare lamps represent spectacular value for money, and we have no doubt they will serve and delight its new owner for many years to come.

ITEM ID
PL401
ITEM TYPE
Antique
PURPOSE
Lamps
STYLE
Bohemian, Victorian
MATERIAL
Glass

Frank Boos - Pair 2 Bohemian Art Glass Antique Lamps Vase Victorian End Of Day

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