Currently held on consignment at Andrews Oakville
This excellent work of sculpted art glass is of mid-century Czech Modernist design. The form of this piece is elegantly simple in design, with the drawn-out tip and the curling arch resting on a faceted base creating an abstract sculpted form like that of a curled leaf resting on water.
Hidden in the form is a gentle and central ridge, which when combined with the overarching curve and faceted base provides an excellent canvas for the refraction of light. Placed in the path of sunlight, this piece creates coloured refraction's dancing on the walls and surfaces.
The type of glass is Neodymium, which is a chemical element that is incorporated into the glass during the crafting process. Neodymium is sometimes known as Alexandrite and the feature of this glass is that it changes colour from Lilac under incandescent light or daylight to blue under fluorescent, household lights. The colour-changing ability of the glass gives multiple presentations to enjoy day or night.
Excellent. No chips, cracks, or repairs. The most notable wear is the movement marks on the underside of the base which are commensurable with the age of the piece. Please refer to photographs as they form part of the condition report.
Height: c. 5.5" / 14 cm x c. 3.8" / 9.7 cm width (across widest point). Length: c. 12.6" / 32 cm. Base measurements: c. 3.2" / 8.1 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.7 kg / 665 g