Large studio art glass vase by James Nowak (American, b. 1956) with an aquarium or undersea motif including rods of milliflori glass simulating seaweed, swirled jellyfish, and other sea creatures on an iridescent multi-color ground. Signed "Nowak" and dated "2010" on the underside. 19 1/2" H x 23 3/4" W x 10 3/4" D. Early 21st century. Note: Nowak has worked with Dale Chihuly, Dante Marioni, and William Morris. His work is highly decorated with canes and murrine, and he takes his inspiration from maritime Pacific Northwest. He often teaches at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, where he has his own studio. (source: Corning Museum of Glass). Provenance: The collection of Dr. William Kendall Striker, Chattanooga, TN. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light general wear, mostly to base.
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