This is a very interesting piece of Norwegian Art Glass - which was made by the glass maestro, Abel Sawe.
The vase was made at the Glasshytta in Norway. This was Norway’s first studio-glass hut and in the past, it had housed many well-known glass blowers, like Richard Duborg and Benny Motzfeldt. It started in 1958 as a part of PLUS in Gamlebyen, but is today owned and run by glass blower Abel Sawe.
Abel Sawe (b. 1958) was originally from Kenya. He started working at the Glasshytta in 1987 and was a partner since 1991. From April 2008, he became sold owner of the Glass Factory. ABEL Sawe (1958) started at Glasblower in 1987, has been a partner in Glasshytta since 1991 and from April 2008 the sole owner of the Glass Factory.
This is a fine bottle vase by Sawe (with his signature on the base, as photographed). It is of a square-shaped form - with red and black stripes of glass forming the base section - and with a clear glass neck. It has a stopper made of clear glass with a twisted black glass knop.
The bottle is 8 1/2 inches in height to top of the stopper - each side is 3 1/2 inches.
Weight unpacked is 700 grams.
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