Posted 8 years ago
I love texture and organic forms, and when this Charles Lotton vase came up, I flipped over it and was fortunate enough to get it at auction. It was listed as circa 1978 but was inscribed "Lotton". I found it curious that a piece from that year wouldn't have his full name, which he was using by '78. When it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to see it was dated 1974, which explained why it only had his last name. He didn't start using "Charles" until later when his sons started glassblowing and each needed to to identify their own work. So many things excite me about the vase; the lava, the veining, the texture, the ruby ground, the lipless rim, the colors and the form... I guess you can tell I love it!! It measures 6 1/4" h x 6" w and is in pristine condition.