Erwin Eisch for Eisch Glashütte 1983 Iridescent Pulled Feather Matte Grape Purple Art Glass Vase
THE ITEM This tall and graceful work of handblown art glass is by Erwin Eisch, German glass artist and painter.
The form of this piece is beautifully balanced with Art Nouveau and Loetz, Kralik influences yet still retaining the artistic creativity of Eisch. Lightly organic, this piece is finished with an undulating rim. The purple glass has finely 'pulled feather' detail within it that shows off fine bands of turquoise and apricot. The crackled gold iridescence begins at the rim, moves down from the neck and fans out around the body of the vase.
CONDITION Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs. There is negligible surface wear that is commensurate with the age of the piece - please refer to photos as part of the condition report. The underside of the base is inscribed with Eisch's signature of 'Eisch' and dated with '1983'.
MEASUREMENTS Height: c. 18" / 46 cm x c. 5.6" / 15 cm diameter (across widest point). Unpackaged weight: c. 1.6 kg / 1,560 g
NOTES Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY The glass-making tradition of the Eisch family has been traced back to Mathias Alesch, born in the Bohemian Forest in 1689 and listed among the employees of a small glassworks there. In December 1952 the first glass was smelted in what was at the time the latest and smallest glassworks in Bavaria. In spite of initial difficulties, by 1956 Eisch glassworks had expanded to a 12-pot furnace.
The full name - Glashütte Eisch, lies at the heart of the Bavarian Forest, it is here that the Eisch family has been producing hand-made glass for over 60 years. Erwin Eisch has been regarded as the founder of the international studio glass movement since the 1960s, with Harvey Littleton as one of the first artists to use glass as a medium of artistic expression.
Pair of Carl-Harry Stålhane Rapsodi (Rhapsody) Series Swedish Mod Vases for Rörstrand | 1957, Rare
THE ITEM This pair of iconically Swedish mid-century modern vases was designed by Carl-Harry Stålhane (b. 1920 - d. 1990), one of the most renowned ceramic artists of quintessential Swedish ceramic design in the 20th century.
These pieces come from the Rapsodi (Rhapsody) series, which were decorated by hand to give each piece its a unique touch. The simple form features the textured, radial design on its front and back, which makes the vases invite touch as well as being reversible for display. The variations of the Monochrome colour palette as well as the striking palette of Ink black, Lime green, Cobalt blue and Aubergine purple are a rare find. What makes them an even rarer find is the damage-free condition both pieces are in.
CONDITION Excellent. There are no chips, damages, or repairs. The underside of each vase bears light movement marks that are commensurable with the age of the pieces. Please refer to photographs as they form part of the condition report. The underside of both pieces is stamped with Rorstrand's logo, the series name 'Rapsodi' and Stalhane's 'CHS' initials.
MEASUREMENTS Height: c. 4.1" / 10.5 cm x c. 3.7" / 9.4 cm (across its widest point). Rim measurements: c. 1.8" / 4.5 cm x c. 1.2" / 3 cm. Base measurements: c. 3.7" / 9.4 cm x c. 1.7" / 4.3 cm. Unpackaged weight (both vases): c. 0.4 kg / 405 g
NOTES Vases will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY Carl-Harry Stålhane (b. 1920- d. 1990) is a celebrated Swedish ceramic artist who played a major role in popularising Swedish ceramics during the 20th century. Stålhane worked for more than three decades at Rörstrand, one of the oldest ceramics manufacturers in Sweden and in Europe. Stålhane was a well-known artistic leader for the Rörstrand factory in the 1960s.
Over the course of his career, Stålhane created several public works for The Commerce Trust Company in Kansas City, Missouri, and for Volvo in Gothenburg, Sweden. His work is represented at several international museums, including Stockholm’s National museum and New York’s MoMA.