This iridized cobalt glass vase was made by Orient & Flume in their early days when they were producing pieces in homage to the great Art Nouveau glass makers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exotic peacock feather design attests to its art nouveau inspiration. The beauty of the surface is elevated by the simple restrained form of the vase with its minimalist cylindrical neck. The condition is near perfect with one tiny flea bite and two micro spots below it. You can zoom in on them in the area of pink iridescence. The color of the vase changes with the direction of the light, the intensity of the light, and the side of the vase that is exposed.
According to their website, “The work of Orient & Flume can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the Smithsonian Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, the Chrysler Museum, the Corning Glass Museum and fine stores and galleries throughout the world.”
The bottom is marked “Orient & Flume 1978 July 103.” The studio is located in Chico, California.
The vase is 7.5 inches tall, and 4.5 inches wide at the shoulder.