M RHYS WILLIAMS CACTUS GLASSWORKS ART GLASS VASE 1971
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Sold Date: 05/09/2007
Channel: Online Auction
GLASS ARTIST M. RHYS WILLIAMS IN HIS STUDIO-CACTUS GLASSWORKS- PRODUCED THIS MAGNIFICENT ART GLASS VASE-PERFECT!This seven (7) day auction is for a fabulous one-of-a-kind handblown art glass vase from the outdoor studio of M. Rhys Williams produced and signed in 1971. (see /cactus/ ). Beautiful and mesmerizing, the glass surface is aswirl in pulled patterns of multi-colored arches and loops undulating around the body of the vase which is a brilliant ruby red when viewed from inside. With the best efforts and my digital camera, I couldn't capture nor do justice to the spectrum of color on it's exterior. Although it may look like slag glass, it is not. Rhys achieves this opaque rainbow coloration thru techniques of manipulating the heat saturation and pulling the red glass as he reheats it several times. This remarkable vase is in mint condition: no damage, no cracks, no chips, just perfect! And what belies the impressive statement it makes is it's size-a mere 3 3/4" tall; 2 3/4" at it's widest; mouth dia.-2 1/8"; base- 1 5/8". Rhys Williams founded and operates his outdoor studio Cactus Glassworks in Claremont, CA. He is widely acclaimed for his innovative and unique creations. His beautiful works are to be found in private collections worldwide. He has taught his craft at various colleges in California and at his studio. Rhys is a Master Craftsman it the tradition of the past great glass masters. This is an opportunity to own a wonderful piece of that tradition. Thank you for your interest and bid with confidence. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS Terms and Conditions: To protect and promote the integrity of the eBay experience, and insure a fair, honest, and smooth transaction, buyer and seller mutually agree to the following terms and conditions: PAYMENT METHODS ACCEPTED- +Paypal with a confirmed address. +Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check (Must clear bank before item shipment: 10-14 days). +Paypal only for international bidders. +Winning Bidder must contact seller within forty- eight (48) hours of auction's end by email with contact information: Full Name, Physical Address (Zip Code), Phone Number (Optional, but saves hassles), And eBay Item Listing Number and Title, and Method of Payment. +Payment must be received within seven (7) days of auction's end. +Seller reserves the right to re-list item, if Buyer fails to respond by email within seven (7) days of auction's end. SHIPPING INFORMATION- Continental U.S.- +USPS Priority Mail w/ Delivery Conformation- covers most packages. The shipment of small items with a value less than $50. might merit USPS First Class or Parcel Post for a lower cost, but does take longer to deliver (3-5 days). +Although eBay doesn't include Delivery Confirmation in their Shipping calculations, we REQUIRE it with Priority Mail to insure a safe and smooth transaction for both parties. And it's cheap insurance. +Insurance required on fragile items or items over $50.00 (Protects both Buyer and Seller). +Oversized and bulky, larger items are shipped by UPS or Freight. +If Buyer resides within the Ozarks, item may be picked up free of shipping cost. +If Buyer wishes, Seller will deliver locally (Ozarks) for a modest fee to cover time and incurred expenses. Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico- Please email before bidding for actual shipping charges. Please include full address, zip code, PHONE NUMBER, etc. International Bidders , outside the U.S.- +Paypal Only +Internati...
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