Vaclav Stepanek trained in glass making with many masters of Czech glass, worked at Crystallex for many years, and has worked in tandem with many artists including Hlava, Lipensky, and Chihuly. He started Glass Studio Stepanek in 1990 with his sons, and is based in Novy Bor. He is considered one of the Czech Republic's contemporary glass masters. This vase, from his Art Nouveau range, demonstrates his creativity and technique, and harks back to the glory days of Czech art glass.It has been made in a traditional flask shape with a Jack in the Pulpit opening. The base glass has a fine spattering of highly reflective material which gives the vase texture and a magnificent sparkle. It has been finely trailed in a dark blue glass, and has a very discrete iridescent finish.
The vase stands approximately 10 inches tall and has a diameter of approximately 6.5 inches. The vase is signed VS/96 and is in immaculate condition.