Before the studio art glass 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 artists could produce their own work. This 8” tall vase is stunning both its design and colors used. The black and white ribbed designs give it an almost prehistoric motif, but it is softened with patches of turquoise, deep blue, orange, mauve yellow, and green. Subtly placed behind the “ribs” is a deep red organic “ribbon.” Every time you look at it, you find another element in this complex vase. It is a stunning piece that my camera only moderately captured. What a shame that we cannot identify who the artist is; a signature and number are clearly etched on the bottom, but we cannot read the signature. The estate from which this piece was acquired had 45 years’ worth of receipts from all the pieces that had been purchased world-wide, but we can’t match a receipt with this signature to identify it. The vase is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks; it is very substantial, weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz.; the diameter of the mouth is 8 ½”.
This piece is one of many in an art glass collection that we recently acquired, and on the bottom is a sticker that was on it from the estate. This helps us to keep track of the many pieces.
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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Early Signed Studio Art Glass Vase