A tall and stylish vintage art glass bottle vase made by Michael Harris (British, 1933-1994) at the Isle of Wight Glass Works in the early 1970’s.
Michael Harris was a renowned glass maker and studied glass design at Stourbridge College of Art and at the Royal College of Art in London. After spending some time teaching he moved to Malta where he established the Mdina Glassworks in 1969. In 1972 he returned to England and set-up the Isle of Wight glass works near Ventnor.
This stunning hand-blown vase has a round bottle shaped body and a long slender neck with a flat rounded top. The work is very reminiscent of pieces produced by Harris while at Mdina where much of the work was inspired by the coastline and blue colors of the sea. Some of the earlier pieces made at Isle of Wight continued with these designs and this vase has wonderful brown and yellow patterning running around the body of the vase resembling the beaches and rock colors of Malta. The quality of the piece is however finer than those produced at Mdina. The vase has a recessed polished pontil and is not marked.
Provenance: Acquired from the British Art Market.
In good condition with wear associated with age and use.
Origin : England
Maker : Michael Harris
Manufacture Date : Circa 1972
Materials : Blown-glass
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