20th Century Design Online
Three Imperial Art Glass "Free Hand" Vases, Bellaire, Ohio, early 20th century, all in dark blue glass with mirror blue iridescence, form 203, vasiform with one with cut and everted rim, polished pontil, unmarked, ht. 8 1/4; form 197, baluster form with two loop handles, polished pontil, maker's paper label, ht. 9; and an end-of-day tulip-form cup with cut and everted rim set on a wide circular base, polished pontil, unmarked, ht. 5 1/2 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.
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