Born in 1943, Pauline Solven was a pioneer in the studio art glass movement, being one of the early artists/designers who also blew her own glass. Earlier, large studios and glass manufacturers would have artists design the glass pieces, but others would actually blow it into the design. In 1969, she co-founded The Glasshouse, Covent Garden, in London, and a few years later, established her own studio Ravenshill.
This 3 3/8” tall open vase or small bowl is designed with a large flared asymmetrical mouth, which measure roughly 7" from edge to edge. It is clear with very organic figures in soft brown, mauves and gold and subtle white swirls at the top. It is mesmerizing to look at and almost feel like sea weeds are moving through water. The mark still shows on the bottom, where she has signed and dated it 73, and marked it with RH, indicating that it was made in her Ravenshill studio. My camera would not pick up her signature, but it is clearly marked on the bottom. It is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or flea bites. There are bubbles in the glass, but that is in the making of the bowl.
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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