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American Art Glass1180 of 1186Kopp Modernistic Glasshard to find opalescent cranberry pitchers from the 1800's
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    Posted 8 years ago

    mysteryguest
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    This beautiful piece is signed Fiske N 52 . It is a very heavy piece , weighing a bit more than one pound .
    I am trying to research this artist and found one reference to hhim working with Murano .
    I have been collecting for 50+ years and this is my first Fiske piece .
    The finish looks like oil on water with its swirling rainbows and brilliant color . The irridescense is slightly raised and can be felt on the surface .
    Any help with this artisan would be appreciated .
    Thank you ,
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    1. Linda , 7 years ago
      This looks like a piece by Kent Fiske. He worked primarily in Colorado in the 1970's and 1980's and I believe into the early 90's.
    2. Tom, 7 years ago
      Kent began glassblowing the same day I did, at UCLA in 1973. The difference is that he had a talent and a gift, where I did not. His early cast-offs were better than my best, and he kindly cast some off to me for which I am grateful. I suggest that fans of Kent should look at the work of Siddy Langley, a wonderful English glassblower.
    3. chipfree, 1 year ago
      Found these snippets in my travels . Hope it adds to what little can be found .
      Excerpts from Worthpoint.com
      Kent Fiske who began his career at UCLA in the early 1970's (1973) and became one of the leaders in the California studio glass movement. Fiske's works are held in private and public collections throughout the U.S (St. George Art Museum).
      ARTIST: KENT FISKE, IS KNOWN FOR HIS GORGEOUS IRIDESCENT DESIGNS IN HOT GLASS. NOW RETIRED, KENT FISKE WAS POPULAR IN COLORADO IN THE 1970's 80's AND 90's, HIS PIECES ARE EXTRAORDINARY
      IN DESIGN, SHAPE, DEPTH AND GLIMMER!
      From what I understand, Kent Fiske was an accomplished glass blower from Colorado . . . and Montana.
      The only thing I know is that that artist was very well considered as being "the best." I read an article about Kent Fiske on line. It was from one of his instructors back in the "hey day."
      The man was kind enough to say that when Fiske took his class . . . that he knew who the real master of art glass class was. Kent Fiske. The man said he had never seen a more refined, art glass blower. And that he was in awe.
      Cheers Les

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