ORIENT & FLUME, CRYSTAL CASED, SMALL FLORAL VASE, NICE - For Sale
ORIENT & FLUME, CRYSTAL CASED, SMALL FLORAL VASE, NICE
For sale is a Lovely Art Glass Vase made by Orient & Flume of Chico, California. The Vase is a beautiful Floral Pattern and it is done in their Crystal Cased technique. L.C.T. Tiffany Favrile did a similar technique and he called it his Paperweight Technique. The Vase stands 4" tall and is 3 3/8" in diameter at the shoulder.
The Vase displays a wonderful Floral Pattern of Lilac Anemones with orange pistil centers and small trailing white vine flowers above and below these Anemone Flowers. The Base glass is a deep Eggplant purple encased in a clear outer glass. What a nice Art Glass Vase that will please the most discriminating Art Glass Collector.
The Vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips, or dings. There are some minor scratches on the bottom and this is typical age wear. The piece is signed on the bottom with Orient & Flume's paper label as well as "Orient & Flume" written in script along with the letters and numbers"CC1984 M88 ". This means this piece was made in May of 1984 and was the 88th Crystal Cased "CC" Paperweight Technique Vase in that decor.
Orient + Flume was started by well known glass artist David Hopper who got the first MA in glass from San Jose State (SJS) in 1969 and his wife Shari Maxson Hopper and their partner Douglas Boyd who got his degree from SJS in a combination of glass and clay. The partnership ended in 1982 and the glass production after that has changed since David was the lead glassblower everyday and Douglas has not blown glass since the late 70's.
This is a quality Art Glass Vase made by some of the Finest Art Glass Blowers of Today. This will look wonderful in any Art Nouveau Decor as well as enhancing any Art Glass Vase Collection.