Mid Century Modern Art Glass with controlled bubble stopper unsigned and in the style of the Erickson Glass Works from the Mid 50th. Erickson Glass works, Bremen, Ohio. (1943-1961). This lovely avocado green blown glass is rich in its color and clarity. Height: 9 inches Tall. Diameter around center of decanter is 10 inches and tapers to 8" at the bottom. Air Controller stopper is 7 inches round. Decanter is very heavy. Flat narrow mouth opening width of the stopper. There are no chips along the exterior of the body of glass. The rim opening has minor flea bites from normal use and application of the stopper. Weight: 2.97 lbs
ABOUT Erickson Glass Works. It was founded by Carl Erickson and his brother. Their father had emigrated from Sweden and went to work for the Pairpoint Manufacturing Company. As a teenager, Carl joined his father as an apprentice and spent the next 20 years developing a high level of craftsmanship. Among many other skills, he learned to make pieces with controlled bubbles - a technique often associated with Pairpoint, but also widely used by Erickson in later years in his own glass designs.
In the early 1930s he was employed by Libbey Glass and then, later in the decade, by the Blenko Glass Company, where he was production manager and supervised production of the reproductions made for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Not surprisingly when he started his own factory in Bremen, Ohio, in 1943, he capitalized on his years of experience by specializing in fine free hand blown glass, all from his own designs and under his direct supervision. The vast majority of Erickson pieces are unsigned, those that are signed feature a distinctive cursive Erickson signature.
Mid Century Modernist Erickson Glass Controlled Bubble Crystal Decanter