ANTOINE PIERINI French Studio Glass Hand Blown Vase Coquelicots Poppies Vase. POPPIES' VASE Height: 9.5 inches Wide: 4.25 inches Made in France ca. Hallmark: Antoine Pierini, edi 6, 2004.
STYLE NOTE: Biot master glassmaker ANTOINE PIERINI's heavy, glass'Vase Coquelicots' showcases his hand-blown artistry. Made entirely by hand with inclusions of colored pigments applied to several thicknesses of glass, it's painted in the colorful yellow, red and green hues typical of poppy fields in the French countryside.
It's executed'freehand' with a round shape and smooth transparent finish. ABOUT THE ARTIST: Master glassblower Antoine Pierini was born in 1980 into a family of artists, pioneers of the French Studio Glass Movement.
His father, Robert Pierini, uncle and aunt, Alain and Marysa Begou, and his cousin, Xavier Carrère, are among France's most famous glass artists, credited with bringing blown glass work back to the fore in the period between 1980 to 2000. Antoine's artistic vision was enriched and refined through his travels and encounters with the greatest names in glass, including Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, Davide Salvadore, Martin Janecky, Preston Singletary, Raven Skyriver, and Kelly O'Dell. His art and his passion for glass is expressed by imagining works that are fascinating as much for their colours as for their shapes, taking inspiration from nature. CONDITION: Scratches at base of vase. Items from counterfeits and replicas.
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