A nice example of one of Bertil Vallien’s designs for the artists collection. The Minos vase has the classic shape of a piece of Etruscan pottery with a narrow everted neck leading into a wide shouldered body and then tapering to a narrow base. This design lends a classical element to the vase. Unusually for glass it has a tactile appeal as the surface of the swollen body is both ribbed vertically and treated to remove the expected glassy smoothness you would normally expect. Overall a nice example of the range and type. There are no signs of damage or restoration visible to the naked eye there is light wear to the base. The base is fully marked but impossible to photograph given the colour of the body.