Eileen Lane Antiques
Ursa Vases, Orrefors, 1932
Exquisitely hand-engraved, this pair depicts a Greek legend. Zeus fell in love with the huntress Callisto, and she bore him a son named Arcas. In a fit of jealous rage, Zeus's wife turned Callisto into a bear. Time passed, and one day Arcas was out hunting. How was he to know that the bear he was stalking was his own mother?! On seeing that Callisto's life was in danger, Zeus whisked her up into the night sky out of harm's way. She can still be seen in the constellation Ursa Major, the Great Bear.
Dimensions: 6.5"H and 9"H"" high