This is a mid 20th century hand made art glass bud vase by Viking Glass Co. You may note that it is somewhat similar in style to vases made by Fenton and some of the other American glass companies of the time. But what seems to have set Viking apart was the variety of sizes, colors, stylistic elements and finishes that were combined in varying ways with its pieces.
This is also the source of what has made the Viking pieces very interesting and fun collectibles for glass fans. This piece with its unique combination of features is no exception to the rule. It is unique enough that, though all the features seen here can be found in the stock currently offered for sale online, none of the other pieces has this exact combination of the features.
This 13 1/2" h x 3" wide piece consists of clear amber glass at the top, and satin or frosted amber glass at the bottom. The sating glass bottom consists of an interesting pattern of leaves that form what Viking called its cabbage bowl. A swung glass technique has been used to create the narrow stretch neck that gives the vase a tall look with an original shaped lip at the top.
This vase is in mint condition with no flaws damage or signs of wear, and it comes with its original tag still attached. It's a great piece for the mid century or Viking glass collector, and also just a fine art glass vase to display or use with fresh flowers in a home -- either your home or the home of someone you give this to as a gift.
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