This small but pretty vase is in a soft green base with white splashes to the bottom half plus a terracotta red applied design to the upper area and the rim with a subtle iridising that gives this vase a glow. Created by Helmut Hiebl of New South Wales it has a lovely warm look.
This charming little Echidna is probably made in Australia and thanks to Tim identified as probably the work of Helmut Hiebl .There is a moulded stamp of “H H” with an “A” between the two but direiectly below. It is in clear glass cast in a mould and is intended to be viewed from the back which is flat. This piece reminds me of the adorable little creature depicted on our five cent piece which may have been the inspiration for this sculpture.