Gold Perfume Bottle Art Deco ‘Cherry Blossom’ by Carl Radke
Artistan Art Deco Gold Perfume Bottle ‘Cherry Blossom’ is part of the American Renaissance in Lustre Glass, first seen by Tiffany in the late nineteenth century. Those Vintage perfume bottles by Tiffany set the scene for these glamorous Art Deco masterpieces.
The iridescence of the perfume bottles gives the Art Deco Perfume Bottles a metallic sheen which gives wonderful reflective qualities to the items. This iridescence comes from a large amount of pure silver that is used to produce the lustre. So much, in fact, that Lustre glass is no longer commercially viable.
The lustre gives the allure of those halcyon days of the Roaring Twenties, these delicious Gold Perfume Bottle pieces are an homage to an exciting fabulous bygone era.
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Gold Perfume Bottle Artist
Carl Radke was a participant of the Renaissance period of Glass art in the 1970’s America. The Art Glass known as Lustre was first seen in 1881 by Tiffany, and the art lost popularity and was almost unknown by 1925; this was until its popularity rose again in the 1960’s with the rebirth of the art in different universities across California.
Lustre art is a very unique method by which glass is blown, the glass containing silver. It has never become mass produced; due to the expense of the raw material as well the fact that the time that the gold perfume bottle needs to be in a furnace has to be precisely monitored to ensure no discolouring or degeneration takes place. The art of Lustre glass blowing is delicate, costly, and has always been limited to the most experienced artists with knowledge not just of art but the chemical make up of glass. Carl Radke Glass Artist continues to work in the profession, being one of a few artists who keep this art form alive.
His collections are displayed in many different galleries and pieces are considered to be precious and collectible. He was first introduced to glass blowing in 1970, and he continues to produce stunning pieces 38 years on. Born again Christian and husband to Stephanie since 2002, his studio in Harmony has been open for public viewings for 20 years. Working normally in solitude, but sometimes aided by his wife, he has worked with many great designers over the years, keeping the art of Lustre glass blowing alive.