Posted 3 years ago
Over the last two years, I have been fortunate to obtain three examples of this rare type of art glass.
The handled vase was the first, a chance & cheap find at a local flea market. The double crimped vase & the basket were both eBay finds, purchased from sellers in the US.
As can be seen, the colour scheme in these pieces is consistent - a range of autumnal browns, tans, & ochres.
The width of the threads varies from reasonably thin, in the handled vase, to somewhat thicker, in the double crimped vase, & extra wide, in the basket. Perhaps due to the items being blown out after the threads were applied? Logic suggests this, as the basket, being nearly spherical, is the most "blown out" of the trio - hence why its threads have blurred & blended, looking more like abstract brush strokes.
In my collection, I have a large range of Peloton glass from a variety of makers. On some items, the thread are standing "proud" of the item, creating a wiry, vermicular texture. On others, the threads are melted right into the surface, integrating with ground (usually white, but sometimes clear, occasionally pink, mauve, pale blue, or yellow).
Each piece of this distinctive brown Peloton also has a neatly polished out pontil mark, which could be suggestive of a shared manufacturer.
One day I hope to have a conclusive attribution on these pieces. I am also keen to find more examples of this especially unusual glass.