An axehead flask or vase with a clear body looking almost like ice it has a delicate design of orange and yellow with smoky white and shrouding the upper area of the piece. There is also a veil of small bubbles within the clear plus some larger ones that add interest. The signature is an impressed seal which unfortunately I do not recognise at this time so I am forced to add it to the unknown section however I suspect that it is a Mdina glass piece.
A rather pretty pink perfume bottle that is made by an unknown Chinese artist. The stopper and the body are blown into a mould as there is a slight indication of a seam if you look carefully. The main colour is a deep pink with some lattice work in a dark mulberry that gives a good contrast.
From New Zealand cones this very pretty pink and white Kiwi long regarded as one of the symbols of the country this flightless bird is recreated in glass. The colour is encased in clear and the base rather than the legs is a round paperweight shape giving this piece a very stable bottom on which to stand. Crafted by hand at Hokitika Glass Studio New Zealand.
This is a heavy solidly made perfume bottle with a butterfly design in the stopper and orchids with leaves in the body of the bottle. The orchid design is created using millefiori while the butterfly is made using colourful cane slices in the clear glass. It is a well made piece of glass showing great skill that the Chinese artist who created it possesses.
This plate is made of clear glass slumped in a mould before being hand painted with foliage and a strange looking fruit. It is decorated by the renown Kosta Boda artist Ulrica Hyden-Vallien. This work of art is contemporary and would suit a modern minimalist décor.
A very pretty tiny rabbit in clear glass with a small carpet ground of millefiories to the centre of the body with small pieces used as the eyes. This figurine is undoubtedly made in Murano as the canes are all even and regular that is not evident in cheaper items.
A clear ashtray with an unusual white design that has a three dimensional appearance. Made in a square shape with the sides pulled inwards giving this item a more unique shape than a simple square. Made in Murano this small dish or ashtray has a simple understated elegance of a quality item.
This unusual looking ashtray is in red glass with controlled air bubbles to the centre of white dots creating a fish eye appearance. It is most certainly made in Italy as the style and technique used in this piece is that of the Murano factories.
Having a conical form this vase is in a rich cobalt blue with a myriad of bubbles suspended within the glass. Mounted on a clear foot and the broad rim folding over to create the mushroom on the top. Made by an unknown artist it is still a very pretty addition to this blog.
This stunning pumpkin flower is truly a work of art created by well known glass artist Jack Pine in his studio at Columbus Ohio. Jack is best known for his pumpkins and gourds but he also makes other objects including humming bird feeders. This flower measures fourteen inches long and seven inches across at the widest point. It has a beautiful lilac colour on the inside plus a white and lilac mottling to the outside with golden ribs and a black rim to the edge before being coated in a soft pearl finish. The stem which coils like a spring is in the most glorious gold finish. This piece is an impressive sculptural decorator item or can be used as a centrepiece on a table.