ORIENT AND FLUME. PINK SPIDER ORCHID VASE, EXQUISITE~~~
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For Sale I have a Very Beautiful Vase made by The Orient and Flume Art Glass Company of Chico, California. The Pattern is one of the favorites amongst collectors and it is called a "Pink Spider Orchid". The Vase is considered a Footed Classic Urn Shape.
The Vase has a lot going on and I will explain. The base glass is an emerald Green. There is an applied decoration that carries the background and it is very similar to one of Loetz's most famous decorations known as "Papillon". The elongated Iridescent Blue Oil Spot Background Decoration is simply outstanding!! There are 2 Pink Spider Orchids on opposites sides with 2 raised stemmed leaves dividing the two Flowers. The Flower are well detailed with the center Pistils. The neck of the vase rises up and flairs out exposing a lovely Gold Iridescence with Fuchsia highlights interior opening. The Mouth or opening has a very nice rolled edge. The Vase is supported by a round foot.
The piece is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The bottom shows minimal wear and it appears to have been a Cabinet piece most of its life. The piece carries and etched signature Cipher of "Orient & Flume" with etched numbers 126/300 and the Artist Etched Signature "Carter". There is also the manufacturing numbers they used in dating the piece when this was made. Those numbers are "P1062J34247GRSP".
This piece was blown my Master Glass Blower, William Carter. William Carter started blowing glass for Orient and Flume in 1987. This is Vase number 126 of 300. Orient and Flume never blow more than 300 pieces of any one Pattern. Once they reach the 300th piece that Pattern is Retired. I believe they are now in their high 200's and this pattern is going to be retired soon. According to the Control numbers above this piece was blown in March of 2003.
Those of you who collect Orient and Flume and want a Nice early example of this Pattern and Decor will be delighted with their purchase. It will look just wonderful in any Steuben Aurene, Tiffany Favrile or Contemporary Art Glass Collection.
Shipping:Negotiated with Seller
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- Type / Pattern
- SPIDER ORCHID
- ORIENT & FLUME
- Width: 3.25 inches
- Height: 6.5 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 0 pound
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