20th Century Design Online
Two Imperial Art Glass "Free Hand" Iridescent Rose Bowls, Bellaire, Ohio, early 20th century, form 202, dark blue glass with mirror blue iridescence, globular form set on circular bases, polished pontils, one with maker's paper label, ht. 6 1/4 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.
One with chips in the pontil presumably in the making.
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