For sale is a beautiful art glass vase made by The Quezal Art Glass and Decorating Company of Maspeth (Queens), Long Island New York. This vase has some size to it as it stands 7 5/16" tall and has a diameter of 5 7/8" at the bottom. The top of the vase has a diameter of 3 3/16".
This vase has a nice shape to it as it resembles a beaker form. It has a bulbous bottom that rises up in the middle and comes to the top and flares out and up in a cylindrical fashion. Looking into the vase it appears to have a shelf for a tumbler to sit in and very well could have been used like a tumble up vase. I do not know of a Quezal tumble up set up as I have never seen one. I know Steuben Aurene made one but the bottom had a handle and pitcher form. The vase displays a soft golden iridescence on the outside with very strong hues of fuchsia and some platinum blues. The inside of the vase shows minor calcium deposits in the neck.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. I could find only 1 minor scratch in the iridescence and it is not obtrusive. This piece has a countersunk polished pontil, the finishing sign of a quality piece of art glass. This vase is signed on the underside bottom inside the counter sunk polished pontil. It is signed with the silver etched stylus mark that reads "Quezal". I believe this to be an early piece of Quezal.
Martin Bach Sr. was the founder of Quezal. He worked for L.C.T. Tiffany Studios from 1892-1902. The quality of his glass was as good as Tiffany, Steuben and Loetz. The Quezal Art Glass and Decorating Co was in business from 1902-1924. Quezal art glass vases rarely come up in today's market. They were more noted for their art glass shades as they produced them by the tens of thousands. It appears that the collectors do not want to let these type items go. I'm quite sure the buyer will be very pleased with their purchase.
This vase was made Circa 1902-1910.