Up for your consideration is an outstanding example of just what Martin Bach's craftsmen at Quezal could produce at the upper range of their abilities. This vase shows absolutely no signs that it was ever used as a vase (no water deposits, sediment sickness, dirt, scratches or even signs of cleaning in its interior) and not a single scratch to its base to indicate that it was even used as a cabinet or display piece.
It would be a standout piece in any glass museum. The vase is decorated on its exterior with green pulled feathering surrounded by chartreuse outlining ending in a hook design, trailing down to its base over a bright glossy alabaster white base color glass.
Its interior is decorated in an evenly applied deep, lustrous heavy gold iridescence which is best shown in picture #2, as when I took overhead photos of the interior the flash required to show the interior all the way to the base washed out the wonderful deep gold finish. The gold finish is so thick that you can't see the exterior when looking from the interior yet remains invisible when viewing the vase from it's exterior. There are no bubbles, burst or embedded in the glass and please note that anything that appears as such (as in photo #3) are just surface irregularities from the tool used to form the pulled feathering and/or artifacts in photographing it. There are no defects in the feathering. The dimensions of the vase are most impressive at 17 inches tall, 7 & 1/2 inches wide at the uppermost widest part of vase and its opening is 6 & 1/2 inches wide.
The thick neck of the vase is just under 2 inches wide. The foot of the vase is 6 & 1/4 inches wide with a 3/4 inch wide rolled under lip and 2 inch wide pontil.The vase stands straight as an arrow! It is signed in Quezal's standard black script on the polished portion of the pontil. The vase looks even better in person than in my pictures. I have had this piece in my personal collection yet stored away in bubble wrap. Please feel free to ask me anything about this vase as it is indeed a very rare and unusual piece and the fact that it shows no wear is all the more remarkable considering it is approximately 100 or more years old.
& packing appear to be way too high. You will be charged only the ACTUAL costs and no more! Should you have any questions do feel free to ask me and please do not wait for the last hours of the sale to do so.The item "Awesome Monumental Museum Quality 17 inch Quezal Signed Vase, Mint Condition" is in sale since Monday, November 07, 2016. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Other North American Art Glass". The seller is "favrilefabrile" and is located in Reisterstown, Maryland.
This item can be shipped to United States.