Silver flecked gourd-shaped vase, pink with silver fleck/mica flecks in pink glass. This beautiful vase was made ca. 1920. The vase is not signed but attributed to Steuben. It has a smoothly ground pontil.
Mica flakes (silver and gold flakes) varying in both size and density were used decoratively in glass objects. The granular flakes were gathered up by the marver and covered with another layer before the object was shaped into the desired form. The marver is a tool used in glassblowing and made of steel, brass or graphite surface and is attached to a metal or wooden table. Examples from Victorian times to the 1920s are hard to find.
The color of the silver flecks varies with the lighting and the tinted glass covering the flecks.
Height: 12.5” (31.8 cm)
Diameter: 7” (17.8 cm)
CONDITION: excellent; no chips, cracks or breaks.
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American mica fleck pink/silver, gourd shaped vase, ca. 1920s
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