Here is a gorgeous Fenton Art Glass Cameo Burmese vase called "Deco Deer" that is sand-carved by Kelsey Murphy and Bob Bombkamp in West Virginia. The art deco design that is carved into the glass features running deer and scrolls. The design is the same as it goes around the vase. The bottom has the signatures of the designers, along with the Fenton logo.
When Burmese glass is sand-carved, it takes on slightly different colorations. The under part of the vase has a pale creamy yellow satin color with a deep pink shiny design cut into the glass.
Using Kelsey Murphy's advanced "vignetting" technique, each vase is carefully carved, by hand, employing aluminum oxide crystals under pressure to take away some of the surface. Great individual skill & experience are needed to control this operation, as a dozen distinct stages of successive cameo carving are required to create the remarkable depth and intricate details you will see in this vase.
Burmese is a heat sensitive glass, containing real gold, and careful reheating coaxes the delicate pink shading into being. The creamy yellow color comes from a small amount of depleted uranium in the glass batch. Burmese is one of the most popular color treatments that Fenton ever made.
The vase is a limited edition and is hand-numbered on the bottom - this one is #256 out of 325 produced. That is a very small number for art glass. This is a very impressive vase, with fantastic coloration. This lovely example of art glass is referenced in "Fenton Art Glass: A Centennial of Glass Making 1907-2007 and Beyond", 2nd Edition, by Debbie and Randy Coe.
This beautiful vase is in perfect condition, no chips or cracks, first quality glass, from the inventory of a closed store. The silver Fenton sticker is attached to the top. It has never been displayed, and will come in the original Fenton Glass box, with information about the artists. Hand crafted high quality American art glass will become difficult to find in the future. Don't miss this opportunity to add a very unique piece of Fenton Glass to your collection.
SIZE: 6.5 inches high, 7.5 inches wide
Fenton Art Glass #4558-KG
Fenton Art Glass announced in 2011 that they will no longer produce traditional glass, such as vases, figurines, ornaments, and limited editions.
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