A very pretty ruffled or fluted vase with a pale bone or cream body and a speckling of yellow then a black trailing around the piece and on the rim to contrast. Made by Kosta Boda it is signed on the base “artist’s collection” with the signature of “Ulrica HV” plus a serial number U9859.
This superb sculpture of Australia’s most endearing creature the endangered Koala is made by Swedish artist Mats Jonasson. Created from clear crystal featuring an intaglio cut design that has been hand finished to enhance the fur giving it a soft appearance to the edges.To view this item correctly it should seen through the front as in the photo giving it a rounded shape with depth that makes it three dimensional. The realism of this piece suggests that the artist spent some time in Australia.
This is a spectacular Chinese made paper weight with a blue and clear jelly fish at the core consisting of a mass of tiny bubbles then a gather of clear glass is added. A black layer with gold flecks is applied before a final thick layer of clear. After the piece has been annealed a facet is cut on one side which is then polished to reveal the design within. The bottom is also ground and polished so that when placed on a light base it glows with a multitude of colours; a true triumph for the artist. My only wish is that the Chinese artisans making such superb pieces would sign their work.
This is a beautiful little owl in brown and amber coloured mottled glass.Blown in a mould consisting of two halves creating a seam to the sides which in this case enhances the piece.The eyes are hand formed clear buttons that are applied afterwards. The blowing means that this piece is hollow which allows a light to be placed inside or under it to illuminate it from within. This piece is made by Kosta Boda but missing the paper label identifying it.
Night Butterfly is a spectacular piece of Art Deco sculpture created by the Desna factory in the Czech Republic using the original 1930s moulds after they were rediscovered in the warehouse. It is made of clear crystal which is sand blasted to give it an ethereal look before being mounted on a gloss black crystal plinth.
This unusual pillow vase is in a rich raspberry colour with a light lavender grey striped pattern on the body and an irregular cut hole to the top. This vase is in the form of a pillow shaped boiled sweet with it’s satin texture and unsymmetrical design it looks to be cut from a larger piece . Created by Stuart Akroyd Glass in England.
This perfume bottle is called meadow slipper made of lead crystal and is created in a high quality mould by the Desna company in the Czech Republic. It appears that the Desna company was recently purchased by the Lalique company of France which was their main competition since the 1930’s.
This pretty letter opener is made using three glass beads to form the grip. The beads are made of dichroic glass on a steel rod coated with a release agent so they slip off when cooled. Made in shades of red with copper flecks that sparkle with the light they are then removed from the rod and added to the shaft with spacers between and finished with a finial.
This is a very unusual piece of art glass as it is intended to be a vase. However the openings are far too small to put anything in but with its shape and the hole in the middle it makes a wonderful sculpture. The origin of this piece is unknown for the moment although it has an Italian or French appearance.
Created by Schilling in Austria this piece of art glass looks like a blue sea cucumber or some kind of a cocoon as it sits perfectly in amongst the foliage . It has a wonderful indigo iridescent luster that makes it very desirable.