Posted 6 years ago
My micro-collection of Charles Lotton pieces grew by one this week. The Multi Flora line is probably one of Lotton's most distinctive. He first started making them in 1974. This example is 5" tall, and is signed and dated "Charles Lotton 1976" on one side of the base and "Multi Flora" on the other. According to the book Lotton Art Glass, by D. Thomas O'Connor and Charles G. Lotton, (as of 1990) most Multi Flora vases were done on a ground of clear crystal (fourth photo is a scan from the book of a "verre de soie" example). To quote Mr. Lotton, "Exceptions are the occasional use of light amber, and on special occasions, light blue". I don't know what the special occasion was for the making of this vase, but finding it, for me, turned out to be a special occasion almost 40 years in the making!