Mark's Tortoiseshell Glass Vase

Special Price $149.99 Regular Price $198.00
Using only a blowpipe and hand tools, our New Orleans glass artisan masterfully shapes layers of richly-colored molten glass into this exquisite tortoiseshell-patterned vase, an Uno Alla Volta exclusive. Signed by the artisan. 5 in. diameter. x 11 in. high.
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