Art Treasures Of Recent Centuries


12986. BEAUTIFUL ART GLASS VASE. The vase of classic wide globular form with flat base and wide mouth, the whole covered with an exquisite subdued purple and green iridescence. A large pontil mark on base. Signed R. Eickholt, 1977. Height 7 inches x 6.5 inches diameter. Intact, in excellent original condition. Other side. Another view. Another view. Bottom view with signature.

Robert Eickholt is an early innovator in the American studio art glass movement. He created the Eickholt Glass Co. in 1978 to produce art glass pieces designed by him but produced by his company artisans. However this piece was created in 1977 prior to the establishment of his company, and as such is an original work by the artist's own hand and thus of considerably more value. Eickholt has recently announced his retirement from the business.

Provenance: A private New Jersey collection. Purchased from the artist at an antiques show in the late 1970's.


7072. EXQUISITE HAND PAINTED PORCELAIN PLAQUE. German, c. mid 19th century. The portrait of a distinguished gentleman. Appears nearly photographic even under magnification. Certainly the finest I've carried. Signed Fr. Jill (or Till). Dresden. 5x7".


7525. FINE GRAND TOUR GLASS INTAGLIO OF VENUS AND CUPID, c. 18th-19th century. Lavender glass intaglio of Venus (Aphrodite) standing with her gown lowered over her thighs holding a dog on a leash, Eros (Cupid) standing on a pillar to her right. 1" x 7/8" x 3/8".


9324. HISTORICAL CRIMEAN WAR GLASS BOTTLE WITH IRIDESCENCE, 1853-56. The club shaped bottle of quite heavy glass with molded inscription reading R. ELLIS PUTHIN / MANUFACTURED / ON SUPERIOR / AERATED WATERS / TO THE ROYAL FAMILY. The bottle apparently discarded by British troops during the war. Found in the Crimea. 8.25". The entire surface covered with beautiful frosty peacock iridescence better than on most examples of ancient glass. A gem with an interesting historical context.


10016. SIGNED ART GLASS VASE, signed and dated Don Oriel, 1980 WV. Light red violet glass with peacock iridescence. 10.7 inches.