This is certainly a very cool vase! This rare piece of mid century modern Scandinavian art glass is by ERNEST GORDON. He worked for AFORS in the late 1950's until 1961. The vase depicts a Christ-like figure or an apostle. He is looking upwards towards a bird, possibly a dove, that he may have just released.
The piece is signed at the bottom "AFORS GG 2059 Ernest Gordon" The Vase height is approx. Very heavy glass weighs over 6#. Both the figure and dove are done on "blobs" of glass that have been attached to the vase.The figures are both frosted and etched. The vase has no cracks but has one flea bite in the glass (tried to picture), and a few scratches. Possibly these could be polished out. There is also a teeny tiny chip on the bottom of the vase. It could also use a good interior cleaning. Thanks for looking and good luck. AFORS Ernest Gordon Etched Art Glass Vase- Signed- Mid-Century Modern" is in sale since Sunday, April 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Scandinavian\Kosta Boda". The seller is "nippypoo" and is located in Kane, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.