Stretch glass is a real beauty of the art glass world. Produced the the early part of the 1900's by several companies it has a light iridescent or carnival glass sheen on the surface. After the iridizing salts are applied to the glass the piece is then reshaped which causes the iridescence to form stretch marks. It's a very subtle form of design but so beautiful to see.
Stretch Glass identification is still much of a mystery to me, but I have done my best with this piece and narrowed it down to two possible makers.
It is either a Celeste blue piece produced by Fenton, or it is a Tut blue piece produced by Vineland. These appear to be the only two companies that produced pieces with this kind of flared bowl into cupped rim shape.
This particular bowl measures 3 1/2" tall, is 6" in diameter and has a base diameter of 2 9/16" exactly.
In excellent condition it has no chips, nicks or cracks at all.
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