Vase, 'Rainforest', crystal glass, made by Ola Hoeglund and Marie Simberg- Hoeglund, Nelson, New Zealand, 2000.
Large, oval vase blown in lead-free clear crystal and decorated using a combination of the graal and ariel techniques. The inner 'vase' is decorated with a continuous scene of a stylised bird sitting amongst foliage, cut in the sgraffito technique, with clear lines forming the design against emerald, amethyst and blue-coloured glass. The whole is encased in a thick outer layer of clear glass containing air bubbles. The makers signature is on the base of the vase.