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744 Sonja Blomdahl, (American, b. 1952) rose, clear, mauve and royal blue incalmo glass vase engraved in script: "Sonja/SP 16284". h. 8", dia. 9-1/2" Provenance: Estate of Carolyn G. Fay, Houston, Texas.
Estimate: 700 - 1000
745 Sonja Blomdahl, (American, b. 1952) large claret, black and deep mauve incalmo glass vase engraved in script: "Sonja/SP 8585". h. 10", dia. 13-1/2" Provenance: Estate of Carolyn G. Fay, Houston, Texas. Notes: "Color is often the joy in making a piece. I want the colors to glow and react with each other. The clear band between the colors acts as an optic lens; it moves the color around and allows you to see into the piece." --Sonja Blomdahl A master glassblower, Blomdahl studied with the Venetian glass master Francesco "Checco" Ongaro, learning the rigorous and painstaking incalmo technique. Works produced with this ancient technique, perfected by the glass artists of Murano, are formed by several delicate bubbles of variously colored glass which are opened and joined. This requires great skill since the elements to be joined must be the exact same diameter. The result is a vessel with horizontal bands of color. Blomdahl has perfected this technique with her vibrant, luminous works which explore the interplay between color and shape. Blomdahl attended the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, before studying at the Orrefors Glass Skolan, Sweden. She has exhibited widely and her works are in numerous public and private collections.
Estimate: 800 - 1200
846 Two Anglo-American Engraved Glass Hurricane Shades, second quarter 19th century, English or American, each with a folded lower rim, the large example cut with alternating rows of stars and flowers, framed by borders of vines and flowers, h. 21-3/4", dia. 7-3/4", the smaller example decorated with alternating flowers, thistles and bunches of grapes, h. 15", dia. 5-1/4".
Estimate: 600 - 900
948 Assembled Pair of Steuben Aurene Candlesticks, ca. 1904-1933, Corning, New York, with twist stems and variations in color, each signed "Steuben Aurene 686". h. 10", dia. 4-1/4"
Estimate: 900 - 1200
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