For auction is a lovely art glass bowl made by Salamandra Art Glass of Portsmouth, NH. The bowl is a nice cabinet size as it stands 3 1/8" tall and is 5 5/8" in diameter at the top lip.
The bowl has a deep well and I feel it was made as a Berry Bowl. The bowl displays a very beautiful swirl pattern that consists of several colors. You can see greens, blues, teals, ambers, browns and other colors. The inside of the bowl is decorated as well. It has a wonderful fern pattern inside. This is probably the nicest Salmandra Art Glass bowl I have ever owned.
This bowl is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips, or dings. The piece is signed along the bottom outside edge at the bottom of the vase. The engraved signature reads "Salmandra Glass 1986. This is one of Salmandra's Glass earlier works. They didn't start their Studio until 1975 so this piece is 11 years into their glassblowing.
This is one of Salmandra's Glass earlier works. It was made only 11 years after they started. 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 some of their work. He was President from (1977-1981). They sold them some of their Rondels that hung in the White House back in late 1970's. 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.