Raise your sites here folks, I present a fantastically executed, early, Orient & Flume Art Nouveau Jack in the Pulpit vase! This fantastic vase has a jade green base color, upon which many others were applied. Multi-color iridescent pulled peacock feathers gather from the base continuing to the top where they organically flare out, surrounded by deep burgundy, and blue, wonderful opal glass, and blue pulled lines.The face of the vase was fumed with a fantastic blue Favrile Aurene lustre iridescent finish, it's wonderful and lush, with an iridescent velvety finish, light onion crackling here and there, very reactive to light changes, this is as good as they get. Orient & Flume made very few JIPs so they seldom come up for sale, and most of them that I've seen are 12 or smaller. This one is 15 tall! Super piece of art nouveau glass, solid investment. Signed Orient & Flume and dated 1976. Original paper sticker on bottom. Condition - excellent, size 15"tall x 7" wide!
Some background on Orient & Flume. About 1893, one characteristic home with a carriage house was built in the historic Oriental section of a small Northern California town.Located between Orient Street and Flume Street, this site was destined to play an important role in the story Orient & Flume. Carol Boyd realized the combination of street names expressed the feeling they wanted for their studio and the business name was originated. The word Orient means pearl of great beauty, value, and luster. " Flume is derived from the French word meaning "to flow. Early efforts of these artists were directed toward recreating the silver-luster of iridescent glass of such turn-of-the-century studios as Tiffany, Steuben, and Loetz.
They continually experimented with glass formulas, glass melting, and innovative decorating techniques. In time, this led to the creation of their intricate, three-dimensional designs encased in clear glass. In 1973 they outgrew the carriage house and the business was moved to Park Avenue where today the beautiful retail outlet and the blow shop is a source of great pride to the company. Their creations can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the Smithsonian Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, the Chrysler Museum, the Corning Glass Museum and fine stores and galleries throughout the world.
Today, tourists come from all over the world to visit the studio and watch the glass blowers at work. The item "RARE EARLY ORIENT & FLUME JACK IN THE PULPIT ART NOUVEAU AFTER TIFFANY JIP 15 H" is in sale since Tuesday, January 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Other North American Art Glass".
The seller is "ciscocse" and is located in Brentwood, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.