For sale is a lovely art glass vase made by The Lustre Art Company of Long Island, New York. The vase is blow in the highly collected blue iridescence style. This vase has some size to it as it stands 8 11/16" tall and is 4 3/4" in diameter at the bulbous bottom. The foot has a diameter of 3 1/2".
The vase has that classic bulbous shape on a round foot with a tall neck and flaring top lip. It kind of reminds me of a Genie bottle shape. The foot is actually part of the body and not attached separately. This vase displays a very strong blue iridescence with gold over hues in the long flaring neck area. The bottom has beautiful purple and fuchsia tones. This vase is extremely similar to Quezal's form in this same style of iridescence glass. This doesn't surprise me since Lustre Art Glass founder Conrad Vashling was the son in law of Quezal's founder Martin Bach, Sr. I believe he worked for Quezal for a period of time and learned now to make this style of vase and its formula for the glass. The quality of this is the same as their contemporaries Quezal, Tiffany Favrile, Steuben Aurene and Durand glass.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There are no scratches in the iridescence that I can see. There is typical age wear scratches to the underside bottom. The piece is signed on the bottom with the engraved signature mark "13B Lustre Art".
Lustre Art was known for producing art glass lighting shades and not vases. You rarely find any items other than shades from this company. These vases are considered quite rare and are very desirable for the Lustre Art glass collectors. This vase was made circa 1920-1925.