Posted 6 months ago
Since I am neither a connoisseur of art glass nor glassware in general, four of these pieces remain unattributed. With the acid-etched Emile Gallé grape cluster cameo vase, a three-dollar find from a local charity store, I am besotted. Prior to permitting its sweet bouquet to effloresce--a spoor attracting other cynegetic collectors and sellers--I laced my fingers over its barbellated vines and ran. The piece has a pronounced pontil mark and is appositely signed. My 1970s Bob Biniarz studio art glass glaucous-green vessel, which I, for five dollars, procured from a local rummage sale, has a peacock ocellus-style motif. It appears to have an acid-wash finish, but I am sure one of the ardent art glass collectors here shall better enlighten me. I am a mere plangonologist, do pardon me!
The lovely Victorian-era opaline vase, which may be a Stevens and Williams piece (likely a Harrach piece, as Scott has kindly suggested), has undulating amber stems and plump applied glass cherries. Should I proceed to misattribute a piece, please, do correct me. From another Goodwill charity store, I purchased the lovely amber basket with the cobalt applied glass handle and petalled rim. I love how each lightsome petal furls, moving away from the delicate bulb of the basket.
The pink pitcher-style vessel, bedighted with fingerprint and hand-enamelled floral sprig motifs, has an applied glass handle, slight pontil mark, and gilt digits on its base. Finally, upon seeing the pink dragon-style rigaree applied glass on the opalescent melon bud vase with the elongated neck, I was unable to surpass the four-dollar piece. It is, I do believe, relatively new, but my surmise may prove incorrect.