make / manufacturer: Lavay
This may be the only 12” plum opalescence hobnail basket signed by Gary Levi.
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This piece is from the personal collection of Dodie & Gary Levi owners of The Levay Intaglio Art Glass Studio.
Gary Levi was born in 1945, he has been gone for about 10 years now. Gary’s original family name was Levay which is Hungarian.
An ancestor changed the name from Levay to Levi in the late 1800s.
He was known to sign pieces with Levay.
Gary Levi had a long connection with the Fenton Art Glass company that began in the 1970’s.
This eventually led to his buying of Fenton cullet when his glass studio needed glass to make their own glass creations.
Gary had Fenton make several runs of carnival glass for his company.
The unique aspect of this arrangement being that the colors used were not a part of Fenton’s regular line.
Fenton, Mosser, Westmoreland, Imperial, Crescent Glass and L.E. Smith all pressed glass for Gary Levi's Limited Edition Glass.
Vintage Fenton art glass plum opalescent hobnail basket about 11 ½ “ wide.
It will be packaged and shipped with the utmost care.
It have obviously been well cared for over the many years.
If you have any questions please ask and I will do my best to answer them.
This glass is pre-owned and used.
It will have characteristics of glassware made back then such as
Variations in color and finish, mold marks, straw marks, shear marks,
Crimp marks, bubbles, inclusions, malformations, just to mention a few.
These are not considered to be damage, they are part of the
Personality of glass of this era and make each piece truly unique.
Please look over the photographs and enjoy.
This is a fabulous opportunity to own a magnificent piece of history.
This is in good vintage condition.
Please do look at all of the pictures as they are a major portion of the description.
Thank you for looking.
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