Posted 1 year ago
Charles Lotton Cypriot Lava vase. The ovate body dividing at the mouth into four roughly scalloped edges, one or two sides with deep "tears" on the pale orange pink body with blue iridescent lava flow. Signed by Charles Lotton and dated 2004. Approximately 7 1/4” tall by 6” diameter. 3.5 lbs.
These are my observations on the "construction " of the vase. Just my thoughts - I really don't know for sure. I think the body of this piece is clear crystal glass. The inside has been heavily fumed with a lightly iridized orange-pink color. The outside has had ruby red "spots" applied over the crystal exterior of the vase (creating a three dimensional effect of paprika/red spots over an orange background). Encrusted gold flecks were then applied, followed by the iridized blue "lava" with purple highlights. There is a light overall iridization.
I might have missed an opal layer too? Also I think but am not sure that all the above was done before the vase was finally formed?