Unique studio glass object by Dutch artist Willem Heesen, from his project "Carnaval do Rio", manufactured in his own glass studio De Oude Horn in 1996. Willem Heesen (Utrecht 1925-2007) was one of the pioneers of free glass art. His influence on the studio glass movement was undeniably great. Many museums all over the world have purchased work by W. Heesen. In 1967 Heesen became head designer of the art glass department of the Glasfabriek Leerdam. In 1977 he started his own glass studio De Oude Horn to experiment with free blown glass. This colourful bowl of excellent quality is originating from that specific period. It is signed W. Heesen and numbered 961128.