ARCH VASE, brilliant sapphire blue, deep conical bowl with a gauffered ten-petal rim, raised on a double-knop stem, hexagonal three-step standard, and hexagonal base, wafer construction. Mt. Washington Glass Works. 1845-1860. 11 1/8" H, 4 1/2" D rim, 4 1/4" DOA base.
Moderate chip to the exterior of the rim, otherwise undamaged. Some typical roughness to the base, as made.
Literature: Kaiser - The Glass Industry in South Boston, p. 162, fig. 223; like Bourne - The William J. Elsholz collection, Vol. III, p. 445, lot 1682, the pair exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1953; the McKearins - American Glass, pl. 200, fig. 34.
Provenance: Collection of Jim Lawrence and Denver Smallwood, Chattanooga, TN.
Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., 5/21/14, lot 174.
Ex-collection of Lois S. Hirschmann, Marion, MA.
Purchased from George L. Tilden.