Elaine Hyde Vase from 1991 stands 7 inches tall. Condition is excellent, I will feel confident to call it "as new". I have had it on display in my living room for many years. It has great color to it. She calls it an Amphora Vase this one typically sells for $190+ Colors are created by adding silver and other metal oxides to the glass formula. The hot finished piece is sprayed with a tin and acid "fume" to create a range of iridescent colors
Elaine Hyde is an internationally known glass
artist. She began her career in 1969 at The Brooks Institute of Fine
Arts in California. After graduating with a BFA in 1972 she worked and
trained at the Pilchuck Glass Center under the direction of Dale Chihuly.
At the time, the now-famous school was in the second year of
operation. In 1974 she opened her beach side studio in Santa Barbara.
One of the very few women working in the male-dominated field of blown
glass, she has attained a reputation for her exquisite perfume bottles
and signature silver lustre glassware.