Posted 6 years ago
This is the piece that inspired the trade/purchase deal with Jericho. A farewell posting if you will. I stumbled across this vase almost by accident. found it posted on some backwoods website in Canada similar to Craigslist here in the US. It had been listed for a month and shockingly was still available. I inquired about it two times with no response...so I e-mailed the administrator and complained that the seller was not answering my e-mails. a day later I got an answer and it basically said "I do not ship items...thank you". Well to make a long story short, 2 weeks later it was on its way to me....and the price? I won't say because it will make you cry :) I shared the piece with Jericho and well, he had to have it.
It is quite a rare piece with only two examples seen...this being the second one since 1998. There is another exactly like this but with orange flowers and blue ground bottom pictured on the cover of the autumn 1998 Czechoslovakian collectors guild international (I do have a photo of it). The shape, pink bottom color, glossy finish are all rare. The pieces took a lot of work, first shaping the bubble, adding the pink ground, bambus décor, then the flower petals one petal at a time. Transferring the pontil to the base, cutting the bubble in half, pulling the shape with tongs and then fire polishing the rim. This was done by a pair of fast working glass smiths. If anyone has one like this or has photos of others, please post.