Retro carved art glass bottle vase in dark ruby red fading to burnt yellow.
Hand carved art glass bottle with cut-back decor. The carved pattern is inconsistent. Inconsistent patterns are the result of the human hand. Machines are never inconsistent. No sign of mold marks. The carved art glass bottle rim was shaved off and hand polished flat. The pontil scar was removed when the rim was shaved and polished. The base was pressed flat.
The glass color, dark red fading to yellow, is often called ‘Amberina’. When the glass was carved, the colors beneath the surface lightened. Nice effect. The Italians call the method of carving art glass ‘Battuto’.
We have not identified this vase, but believe it is of Italian origin, circa 1970’s. The carved art glass bottle vase has medium bottom-wear on the base from over 40 years of surface contact. Measures 11.25 inches tall on a 3.5 inch wide base. In excellent, sparkling clean condition.
Attention grabbing bottle vase with hand-carved decor looks stunning when light shines through.