Extraordinary Vintage Eickholt Pulled Feather Vase

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Posted on December 12, 2017.

It’s virtually impossible to accurately describe this truly incredible work of hand blown, studio art glass by the 20C American Modern master glass artist, Robert Eickholt. The description & accompanying listing images fall short of properly representing this piece. While certainly informed by & inflected with Art Nouveau form, & technique, this is 20C mastery of its own genre & singular presence. As with much of Robert Eickholt’s art glass, first look is one thing, but the transformational character of the glass reveals a depth of artistry & light conducting magic, which suggest that this vase is simply put-‘alive’. The pulled feather patterning & shape of this form is a clear progression of Eickholt’s earlier ‘King Tut’, & the curves flow with transformative iridescence- reflecting violet, cobalt,verdant green, luminous metals. Light traveling through this piece reveals an amber body, seamlessly ‘gilded’ throughout with a shifting aurene cloak. Wow-just really, Wow. This is an Eickholt masterpiece-& an art glass geek’s piece. Condition is excellent, & the vessel is hand signed by the artist & dated 1997 on the underside. I haven’t seen another Eickholt as compelling & exciting as this. No filters or photoshop involved-it looks many ways.
Dimensions: H 8" x W 3.5/8" at rim x W 4" at shoulder(widest) x W 2" pontil edges of base

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