Status: SOLD!
Date: 3/27/2012
Venue: eBay
Price: ??,???
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1983 Carl Radke Marialyce Hawke Hand Blown Studio Art Glass Lustre Vase 11" NR!

This listing is for a rare hand blown art glass vase made in 1983 by Carl Radke and Marialyce Hawke. The vase has a lustre finish typical of Radke's work, with etched, frosted floral designs that look like irises. The name 'Hawke' is at the bottom of one of the etched flowers. Marialyce Hawke is a world renowned master of etched glass with clients ranging from US presidents to the Queen of England. The vase measures about 11" inches tall and is 4.5" wide at the upper "bulge". It is signed on the bottom "Carl Radke Phoenix Studios 1983". The vase is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. We have a low opening bid price, so don't miss your chance to win!

Please see our other listings for more vintage art glass by William Glasner and others.

Carl Radke was one of a vanguard of young artists who participated in the Renaissance of American Art Glass in the early 1970???s.  Originated by Tiffany in 1881, and popular during the early part of the nineteenth century, Lustre Art Glass had fallen out of favor after 1925 and had practically become a lost art. Lustre Glass is a very specialized glassblowing medium. Because of the silver content in the glass, it has always been one of the most costly forms of glass ever produced. In addition to the high cost of the raw materials used in Lustre Glass, other factors prevent this volatile studio glass from being mass-produced in a large factory environment. The raw glass can only be maintained in the oven for a short period of time before the color, quality and texture of the glass batch begins to degenerate. Not only the specific formulas and high raw material costs, but the experience and technique of maintaining this volatile form of glass in a usable state, has kept the blowing of Silver Lustre Art Glass in the hands of a few skillful artisans. The glassblower must be chemist as well as craftsman to work successfully in this medium. Carl Radke is one of only a few glassblowers out of thousands in the U.S. who continues to work in this difficult and traditional glass.

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