This is quite an unusual looking piece of art glass as it has the appearance of an eye or iris with a central pupil crafted by the dynamic duo of Tina Cooper and Mark Galton under the banner of Martini Glass. Martini Glass was the name used by the two until they each went their separate ways.This paperweight is in soft hues of pink,white and green in a clear glass casing and a central bubble under a hole in the colour.
Martini Glass was a company run by Mark Galton and Tina Cooper before they went their separate ways. While together they created some wonderful organic styled pieces such as this shell form in a clear glass with white and pink streaking. The body has some pinched nodules on the underside adding interest to the item. You can see the influence of Tina Cooper as she is world recognised for her organic styling.
This unusual piece of glass looks like some sort of other worldly seed pod or perhaps a sea creature’s shell in shades of pink with iridising and a barnacle texture. Made by Martini Glass originally operated by Mark Galton and Tina Cooper whose work is sought after by collectors.