This lovely persimmon orange Viking long console bowl is made of smooth bright orange glass. This is Viking's #6609, introduced in 1966 as part of their EPIC line of art glass.
Viking made beautiful art glass beginning in 1944, continuing until 1999. The EPIC line, with its sleek shapes and bold colors was one of the most popular, and is highly treasured by art glass collectors today. EPIC glass was produced from 1956 to 1975, expanding from 14 different pieces at the beginning, to 50 or more by the early 1960s. The bold colors, swags, pulls and drapes the artisans used to produce the line were often imitated by other glass makers, but will forever be associated with the Epic Line.
The serving bowl measures 16 1/4 inches (41.3cm) long from end to end, and 12 inches (30.5cm) wide across the middle. The base is polished smooth (picture 7). A U.S. quarter is shown in the third and fourth pictures, to give an accurate impression of the size at a glance. The large size and heavy weight account for the high shipping cost. Please look into my FedEx shipping option, as it is often lower priced for large, heavy items.
It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, deep scratches, or repairs. This piece DOES NOT have its original Viking sticker. A fine example of Viking hand made glass, and a beautiful piece to add to your collection.