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 5 ½” tall, wide-mouth vase is substantial, weighing around 2 lbs, 2 oz. It is designed with organic figures in brown/wine, gold, soft aqua with a white background. The pontil has be smoothed on the bottom, where she has signed and dated it, and marked it with RH 674, indicating that it was made in her Ravenshill studio. It is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or flea bites.
This piece is one of many in an art glass collection that we recently acquired, and on the bottom is a sticker with the inventory number 53 so that we can keep each piece straight!
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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Signed Pauline Solven Art Glass Vase Dated 1976 from Ravenshill Studio