Antique Dugan Glass Pompeian Vase Pinched Frit Iridescent 1906 Art Nouveau
This antique Dugan Glass Venetian Pompeian Amethyst Frit Vase is a truly unique piece of art. With its beautiful pinched fan design and iridescent finish, it is sure to add a touch of class to any room. The vase is made of hand-blown amethyst glass, with a textured and decorative pattern that is both abstract and elegant. The vase was manufactured around 1906 and is an original piece, not a licensed reproduction.
For measurements, please refer to the photos. This is a must-have for any collector of antique glassware and is perfect for anyone who loves the Art Nouveau era. Made by The Dugan Glass Company of Indiana, PA. The vase is in a very desirable shape, a fan top. The vase is a nice cabinet size as it stands 4 1/2" tall and is 5 1/4" in diameter. The vase displays the ever popular powder mottled amethyst with frit glass the entire exterior covered and wonderful hand formed appearance. What makes this an interesting piece is that when they executed the blowing, they rolled it in a gold frit glass powder while the vase was hot and attached to the Punty rod. This picked up the Glass pieces and then it was put back in the oven and fired and the frit became part of the vase.
This vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks or dings. The piece is as is the case with these pieces. This is a quality piece of early American Art Glass. In period era catalogs, it was indistinctly called Venetian, Pompeian, or Japanese, which all refer to imported fashion crazes of the period. There is documentation that this was a design in the 1898 catalog of The National Glass Company in which Thomas Dugan was a partner.
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