Presenting a stunning work of art glass where the focus is very squarely on what the artist has been able to achieve with the effect of the decor within the glass. The motion of the swirling and intermingling of liquid silver and gold is captured perfectly on the surface of Cobalt blue glass.
The original award winning piece was the 'Black Azurene' finish was developed by Michael Harris in collaboration with an RCA student and glassmaker, William Walker, in 1978. He had perfected the technique of applying 22ct gold and sterling silver to the surface of hot glass and received worldwide accolades for this ground breaking design. Harris went on to apply the Azurene finish to many different colours of glass.
A BIT OF HISTORY
"Work produced by Isle of Wight Studio Glass emanates from the design genius of it’s British founder, Michael Harris (1933-1994), a prodigiously talented and pioneering designer and craftsman. Michael graduated from the Royal College of Art with first class honours in 1959 and later became an RCA tutor, setting up hot glass facilities there in 1967. The following year he founded Mdina Glass in Malta, remaining there until 1972, when he moved back to the UK. Together with his wife Elizabeth, in 1973 he founded Isle Of Wight Studio Glass, setting up the studio in a picturesque location at Old Park, St Lawrence. He continued with this highly successful venture until his premature death in 1994."
Excellent. No chips, cracks, scratches or signs of use. There is negligible wear on the underside / base of the vase that is commensurable with the age of the piece. The vase bears the triangular Isle of Wight Glass paper label as well as the Isle of Wight Glass flame pontil seal impressed into the base and of which was in use during 1974 to 1979.
c. 5" / 12.7 cm tall (from base to rim) x 3" / 7.6 cm in diameter.
Unpackaged weight: 0.6 kg / 556 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.