Barley Sugar - Spiral Ruby Art Glass Twisted Knot 40cm Tall X 26cm Wide 6.5kg
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Barley Sugar - Spiral Ruby Art Glass Twisted Knot 40cm Tall X 26cm Wide 6.5kg:
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“A dramatic combination of rich, vibrant colours, alluring contours and tantalising swirls.”
You are offerding on a large Ruby Spiral Art Glass Twisted Knot. Some describe it as a “Barley Sugar” style. It is a substantial 40cm tall x 26cm wide x 26cm deep and weighs an hefty 6.5kg without packaging. A truly dramatic piece. It is designed to stand upright and is stable but because of its significant weight you should avoid putting it in a location where it could be easily nudged, alternatively you can display it on its side and still retain most of its drama. The twists of the glass contain occasional minor manufacturing blemishes which are not unusual in a piece of glass of this size and complexity. Close to the base of the piece are some thumb nail sized indentations that look like chippings caused towards the end of its manufacture. They have been polished and are completely smooth with no sharpness. These shortcomings have minimal effect on the visual impact on the piece, but prospective buyers should have them pointed out. The Knot has an Evans Atelier label on its base and, what looks like a crossed continental 7 etched into its base. There are no other maker’s marks. It does not have its original box, I’m not sure if it ever did, but I have sourced a robust cardboard substitute which with additional packaging will provide security and safety while in transit. I have included an extract from Evans Atelier website below.
This piece came from the Sales Manager of the now defunct Collectible World Studios. CWS was most famous for such novelty brands as Pocket Dragons, Tatty Teddies/Me to You Bears and Piggin although it also had a range of decorative collectables such as Masaii and Soul Journeys. I think it was considering distributing this glassware but the idea came to nothing and CWS went bust about 10 years ago. I believe the one I am selling is a prototype, and this explains the blemishes near its base.
We are manufacturers, we are designers, and also a studio of authentic art glass and design located in the town of Liberec which is nestled among Jizera Mountains in the Czech Republic. This is a region soaked in hundreds of years of old glass making tradition, however our work is unusual, non traditional and highly unique. Our pieces respond to contemporary design trends but it maintains a fresh authenticity at the same time which allows our customers to identify our work easily among many other glass works being done today. We are a team of creative individuals working together to create one-of-a-kind pieces of art using the utmost love and care for designers, hoteliers, galleries, collectors, art lovers and for anyone who simply falls in love with our pieces of art.
Our assortment consists of the two basic collections differing from one other namely by way of production:
Studio Collection - items of this line are unique primarily because of special production methods. The decoration method used is usually done by hand painting, which is one of our specialties. During this process special paints are applied on one side of glass blanks in many layers. The layers are then burned in at several times creating unique and interesting results. Some of the more common products that we produce using this method are vases, bowls, plates, wallarts as well as many other unusual and beautiful glass work pieces. In the Studio Collection you can also find mouth blown and hand painted glass basins, hand decorated mirrors and other creative and inspiring pieces. It is really amazing to see creation and completion of an artwork in such a small area.
Hot Glass Collection – this array of the hand free formed and mouth blown glass offers intrinsic quality stemming from old tradition supported with skill of our glassmakers. The final products are so unique that some liken them to a concert in which gorgeous tones of colours and shapes are moulded together by the best Czech glass masters working along with designers in our collective Some of the beautiful pieces you can find in this range include vases, bowls, objects, sculptures and others.