Hand Formed Levay Levi Fenton Rosalene Studio Glass Bud Vase
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Hand Formed Levay Levi Fenton Rosalene Studio Glass Bud Vase:
The proceeds from our listings go 100% towards the renovation of Alton's historic Milton Schoolhouse. Check us out on Facebook to watch our progress and see how the schoolhouse is helping small businesses start and grow in our community! you were following us on Facebook last month you were with us when Andy- one of our schoolhouse's volunteers- made a most astonishing discovery. We were certain that the warehouse connected to the school only contained equipment and raw materials for the abandoned Levay factory's now-closed production. But, hidden away during bankruptcy, the former factory's owner must have had one more hiding place. Last Friday, on a shelf of worthless old packaging materials was found three boxes of gorgeous, one of a kind pieces.
The Fenton factory and the Levay factory once had a unique and wonderful relationship- out of which came many lovely pieces. Gary Levi, owner of the Levay company, once collaborated with Fenton to produce designs under the Fenton name. He also was allowed to use Fenton's prized cullet in his own studio works (like this one).
Cullet is broken up pieces of glass that are melted down to create other works of art. A glass maker once explained to me that a glass color is like a secret recipe. Once it is created, unless you created it, it is near impossible to replicate. So, by using Fenton's cullet, Mr. Levi was able to create marvelous studio pieces in famous colors like rosalene or burmese.
This hand formed bowl is gorgeous. A glorious, vibrant burst of warm pink- co existing with a soft faintly blushed white- is achieved only by a meticulous heating and reheating process- which changes the color of the glass based on the temperature to which it was heated. The perfect stripes on the piece indicate the work of a master artisan. This bud vase has soft, sloping petals and is perfect for floating garden blooms. The base of the piece is embedded with the stylized LEVI seal, which to the eye is in perfect readable condition, but was difficult to relay via photograph because of the piece's matte finish.
This piece measures 2.75" in height and 3" in width. This piece has no chips, cracks, or damages.
All of our listed pieces were either donated to raise funds for or found inside the old Milton Schoolhouse. The funds from these listings help us continue to save The Milton Schoolhouse and help entrepreneurs in our economically depressed community pursue their dreams.You aren't just making a beautiful purchase, you are helping a beautiful cause.All of our pieces are shipped insured.We always combine shipping!Combined purchases over $50 are shipped free!Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Please pay promptly after the sale ends to guarantee prompt shipment.We ship pieces on Monday- but spend the rest of the week actively renovating the schoolhouse away from the computer.