Early in the Studio Art Glass movement, Sam Herman, an American who taught at the Royal College of Art in London, established the Glasshouse Covent for graduate art students to make their own art glass. Before the Movement, artists would design the art glass, but craftsmen would actually blow the glass. As the Movement progressed, glass studios were established so that the artist could produce their own work. Glasshouse Covent was founded in 1969 by Herman and graduate students could work there as well as learn the business side of their art.
This 5 1/8” vase is not marked, but the records from the estate reflect that it was purchased from the Glasshouse in London. This colorful piece is made with transparent green glass at the bottom that then mixes with a white band; the next layer up is a thin yellow band, then white, and the lip of the vase is a cranberry; all is cased in clear glass. The mouth of this vase is 4 1/2” in diameter. This is a very substantial piece weighing 2lbs. 12 oz. It is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. The bottom shows a few scratches from having been picked up and put back on shelves.
This piece is one of many in an art glass collection that we recently acquired.
What a great find to add to your art glass collection or just as an accent piece on your shelf. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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