For sale is a beautiful art glass vase made by The Quezal Art Glass and Decorating Company of Maspeth (Queens), Long Island New York. The item is know as a flower or floriform vase. This vase has some size to it as it stands just shy of 8" at 7 7/8" tall and has a diameter of 6 9/16". The round foot has a diameter of 3 9/16".
This flower or floriform vase has a nice shape to it. It starts out on a round foot with an applied thin stem that is pulled up and hand shaped to a wide vessel with a ruffled top border or edge. There are 8 ruffles and this form has the appearance of a flower in nature. The exterior of the vessel is decorated in a beautiful green feather pull pattern over a cream colored body. Looking inside the vessel is the most beautiful gold iridescence with very strong hues of fuchsia. The inside top edge has an outstanding onion skin texture. To finish this beautiful vase the foot of the vessel has a gold zipper pattern inside of vertical green panels that are slightly curved. The foot has a nice rolled edge with a uniform border of glass surrounding the foot underneath. This is truly the quality of an experienced glass blower.
This flower or floriform vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There are no excuses to be made for this piece what so ever. This piece is signed inside the center pontil with "Quezal" in a silver etched stylus signature mark along with the letter "N" and the number "543. I believe this to be an early piece of Quezal.
Martin Bach Sr. was the founder of Quezal. He worked for L.C.T. Tiffany Studios from 1892-1902. The quality of his glass was as good as Tiffany, Steuben and Loetz. The Quezal Art Glass and Decorating Co was in business from 1902-1924. Quezal art glass flower forms rarely come up in today's market. Quezal was more noted for their art glass shades as they produced them by the tens of thousands. It appears that the collectors do not want to let these type items go to often. I'm quite sure the buyer will be very pleased with their purchase.
This vase was made circa 1902-1910.