Three Imperial Art Glass "Free Hand" Vases, Bellaire, Ohio, early 20th century, form 157 in satin blue, a bottle form with wide rim, polished pontil, unmarked, ht. 9; form 204 in dark blue glass with mirror blue iridescence, a bowl-shaped vase with short stem set on circular base, polished pontil, unmarked, ht. 5, dia. 7 1/2; and form 201 in dark blue glass with mirror blue iridescence, an urn form with polished pontil, unmarked, ht. 7 3/4 in.
Note: Imperial's "Free Hand" line of art glass was only produced in 1923 and 1924. From an old Imperial catalog: "Free Hand, made by the hands of an artist, no molds or forms of any kind used and no two pieces alike." (Imperialglass.net)
Provenance: From the collection of Ronald L. Casebier.
Urn form with imperfection on rim in the making.
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