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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => USA => Topic started by: ahremck on April 16, 2011, 08:51:54 AM

Title: A Don Richardson vase - finding the maker
Post by: ahremck on April 16, 2011, 08:51:54 AM
I recently - on holiday - came across this nice little Richardson vase.  I suspected it was American from the similarity to other small vases I have from the USA.  As you can see it has a relatively early date and research into Glass artists called Richardson threw up Cathy & Ellen.  Cathy however did not start in hot glass until the early 1990's and the other lady only does stained glass now.  Then I remembered the other vase I have with this most unusual 4-post pontil.

Sure enough Don Carlson (he of the strongly iridescent vase) had employed a Don Richardson for some 20 years up to 1995.  This is thus a Don Richardson vase,

Don Carlson also claims to have invented the device that allows the 4 small pontils.  The effect on his vase is really noticeable because the iridescence goes in and around the actual pontils.

Ross
Title: Re: A Don Richardson vase - finding the maker
Post by: Anne on April 16, 2011, 01:39:41 PM
Neat piece of detective work Ross  :hiclp: Is this the same person? http://www.carlsonartglass.com/
Title: Re: A Don Richardson vase - finding the maker
Post by: ahremck on April 16, 2011, 02:14:48 PM
Certainly is Anne.  If you go to the site and select Glass Photos/Lustre Glass New the last photo of Blue with Red Hearts is very similar to my vase.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-14830 also shows it and
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-14831 shows mine was made in 1977.

Very nearly my favourite piece - just love irridescence.

Ross
Title: Re: A Don Richardson vase - finding the maker
Post by: Anne on April 16, 2011, 02:58:57 PM
That's just gorgeous Ross.  :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I'll move this over the USA glass before it disappears into the depths of Glass id's here. :thup: