20th Century Design Online
Two Imperial Art Glass Iridescent Vases, Bellaire, Ohio, early 20th century, form 238, one with ears gathered to the center, blue on white drag loop decoration with orange overshot, both with polished pontils, both unmarked, ht. 6 1/2 to 7 in.
Note: Imperial's "Free Hand" line of art glass was only produced in 1923 and 1924. From an old Imperial catalog: "Free Hand, made by the hands of an artist, no molds or forms of any kind used and no two pieces alike." (Imperialglass.net)
Provenance: From the collection of Ronald L. Casebier.
No visible damage or repairs. Ears gathered to the center has surface flaws in the making of the piece. Both with minor wear to bases.
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