PREOWNED VINTAGE SIGNED DATED DONALD CARLSON HANDCRAFTED ART GLASS VASE APPROXIMATELY 9.5 TALL RARE. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Bowls”. The seller is “emzee1100″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Large Vintage Art Glass Vase, Signed John Gerletti, Dated 1988, 10 Tall. This striking piece of vintage, studio art glass was handcrafted by John Gerletti, a superb creator of art glass since the early 1980s. His pieces are hand-blown; the diverse colors in each of his unique glass creations were formed by the incorporation of different colored pieces of glass which Gerletti melts and adds to each unique piece of art glass. This particular art glass vase was signed and dated “1988” by Gerletti; the signature and date are incised on the base at the very bottom. Right after the date, is what looks like “LaVerne” perhaps the location of where it was made? I have included several photos of the bottom, so I hope you can see the signature, although it is a little difficult to see in the photo because of the reflections (but not difficult in person). The vase is quite large and impressive measuring 10″ tall by 12.5″ wide by about 8 deep. The vase itself is a lovely pink color cased glass; the colors in the decoration include a rich chocolate brown, a light blue/gray, black, white and numerous shades of sepia/gold/ochre/tan. All of these colors blend well into a detailed pattern which is contemporary/modern in design, for which Gerletti is known. The glass is clear in a few areas and opaque/opalescent in most others. The outside surface has a rich, raised texture which provides interest and adds to a sense of movement which the vase creates visually. The vase is quite heavy and substantial, not frail and delicate as is some art glass of earlier periods. The vase is in excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks or signs of repair. There is dust inside and on the surface since I did not attempt to wash the vase; I have found that my customers prefer the vintage items to be in original, as found condition. If you prefer, you can make it look sparkling new again by giving it a good washing. If you like original Gerletti or “modern” art glass design, you will enjoy this piece of art glass history. I welcome any questions that you may have. I try to list an additional item every week. Thank you for considering items from Davileen’s Treasures and More. Please visit frequently; I list additional items every week. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Bowls”. The seller is “davileen720s” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.