Posted 9 months ago
This vase looks like it has exploded. There is something about this sort of haphazard hot work that appeals to me. This vase and the others like it, in what I suppose could be a purposeful "rustic" execution, seem to lack the craftsmanship evident on other Czech hot worked furnace glass. The added rigaree makes this piece a little busier than most of this sort that I see. It stands a little under 7" (17.5 cm) at the highest point and spreads a little over 5" (13 cm) at the skirt.
The two-line provenance mark on the underside of this vase is often seen on ware exported to the US. It has not been attributed to a particular maker that I am aware of. The other pieces in the group shot are not marked.