Art Glass Italian Opaline Vase 1970's

Italian Opaline Vase 1970's Hand Blown Cased Art Glass

Item Name
Opaline Vase
Condition Used Vintage
Category - Glass - Vase
In Stock 1
Item ID - PYH 3976


This vase is Italian Opaline glass, often called Opaline Florence glass, from the Tuscany region of Italy, but it is missing its label. It is cased glass, with an inner layer of white, while the center layer has splattered and drawn swirls of red and green and the outer layer is an amber butterscotch that thickens at the bottom to form the base in a layer about 1/2 inch thick. It's hand blown with a smooth ground pontil and just glows with color. 

This beautiful vase stands 9 1/4 inches tall, has a 5 inch base, a 3 1/2 inch mouth and weighs a hefty 2 pounds. It's in excellent condition, with only a tiny blister made by the glassblower on the upper rim {shown in photograph #5 at the top of the "streak."} This Italian vase makes a lovely part of a grouping but stands on its own to add a sophisticated splash of color to your home.