For sale is a lovely art glass vase made by Salamandra Art Glass of Portsmouth, NH. The vase is a nice cabinet size as it stands 5 5/16" tall and is 5 1/4" in diameter.
This vase has an orb or globe shape with a raised neck and a flared top lip. The Vase has a decorated pattern of a Tadpole with a very long tail and other trailings or internal colored threads that surround the vase in a horizontal fashion. The base glass resembles that of Reactive glass made by L.C.T. Tiffany Favrile at the turn of the century. You can see swirls of light opal blue white at the top third and the rest of the vase displaying a wonderful translucent olive green. The threaded or tadpole effect looks almost purple when unlit. The vase lights up different when light is added. The vase comes to life and "glows" when light hits it. When lit the opalescent blue at the top actually lights a green glass and is dichroic in nature.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips, or dings. There is some scratches on 1 area of the vase and this is pictured. It can only be seen upon close inspection. The piece is signed along the bottom outside edge at the bottom of the vase. The engraved signature reads "Salmandra Glass 02. The means this piece was made in 2002. Those of you who collect Salamandra Art glass as well as contemporary and want a nice example, look no further. This is your chance to own one of Salamandra's better decorated vases. It is well executed and I'm quite sure the buyer will be well pleased with their purchase.
This is one of Salmandra's Glass later works. It was made only 7 years before they closed their doors. Their studio started blowing glass in 1975. Salmandra Art Glass was widely known for their Glass Rondels. The 2 partners that formed this Studio were George Cirocco and David Bellantone. George was actually apprenticed by David Bellantone and Todd Phillips back in 1975. I met David when they first got started in the mid to late 70's. I used to buy Rondels from him and some vases. They sold President Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. He was President from (1977-1981). They sold some of their Rondels that hung in the White House back in late 1970's. They didn't blow a lot of vases so they are rather hard to find. Their studio closed in 1991. In 1996 George Cirocco re-opened the studio in Dover, NH. He blew glass for another 13 years. They are now out of business as he closed that studio on April 26th, 2009.