For sale is a beautiful piece of art glass made by The Quezal Art Glass and Decorating Company of Maspeth (Queens), Long Island New York. The item is know as a Jack in the Pulpit vase. This vase is a nice cabinet size as has some size to it as it stands 6 7/8" tall and has a diameter just under 4". The foot has a diameter of 2 3/4".
This Quezal vase is simply a beautiful piece of art glass. It starts out in a very rare miniature form. To find Quezal Jack in the Pulpit Vases under 7" is a difficult feat to say the least. This Jack has a beautiful gold iridescent onion skin face with the edge of the face on the left front exposing its beautifully decorated backside. When you turn the vase to the backside it becomes a very exciting piece of glass. The round foot and stem rise up from the bottom with a pulled feather pattern over calcite white that reaches the base of the petals to form 5 distinct fingers. Surrounding these fingers is another pattern of green swirls very similar to a King Tut pattern. The foot has another pulled feather laid over the 1st one and that has a gold iridescent hue and it comes from under the vase and goes to the base of the stem. This piece of glass was executed by one of Quezal's best glass blowers and it wouldn't surprise me if Martin Bach Sr. executed it. He worked for Tiffany Studios for 10 years.
This decorated Jack in the Pulpit 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 gold etched stylus signature mark along with the letter "J" and the number "533. 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 miniature Jack in the Pulpits rarely come up for sale. 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 too often. I'm quite sure the buyer will be very pleased with their purchase.
I believe I have only seen 1 other miniature Jack in the Pulpit vase and that was over 15 years ago and it was in gold. Never have I seen such a beautiful Miniature Jack like this one. This vase was made circa 1902-1910.