For sale is a lovely art glass vase made by The H.C. Fry Company of Rochester, Pa. The vase is blow in the highly collected controlled bubble with reeding or threading along the top. This vase has some size to it as it stands 8 3/4" tall and is 6 7/8" in diameter at the top. The foot has a diameter of 3 3/8".
The vase has that classic squat bulbous bottom that has a tick neck that rises up to a Quatrefoil (4) lobed top. The displays many bubbles encased within the crystal glass. These bubbles are not random as they form a diagonal pattern as it rises up from the bottom and at the neck they go straight to the top tip. This is why it is called "controlled bubble". The top is further decorated with an applied gold ruby reeding or threading wrapped around the quatrefoil top lip. This is very similar to Steuben's gold ruby reeding and is often confused as being a Steuben decorated piece, but is not. Also when looking into the glass you can see faint horizontal lines. This is typical of early glass.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There are a few very tiny scratches and you really have to look for them. The piece is not signed but it does display a counter sunk polished pontil. this is the sign of a quality piece of hand blown art glass. This vase was made circa 1918-1925.