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Listen: Rare glass from the West Bank finds a home in East Lansing -- WKAR interview January 7, 2016

Read: The Story Behind The World’s Largest Collection of Hebron Glass Now Displayed at Saper Galleries -- The New Citizens Press December 27, 2015

Lansing City Pulse article December 1, 2015

Hebron's Glass History -- excellent article about Hebron glass and the family who makes the Saper Galleries collection!

Radio interview of Roy Saper talking about bringing Hebron glass back to the USA
(advance player to 41:00 to start)

Hebron glass displayed today

In November 2015 we added about 100 Hebron glass vessels to our collection. 
We hope you may have the opportunity to see them here in person.  Check them out in the photos below!

In the spring of 2014 we received 71 hand-blown glass vases, pitchers, and other vessels from Hebron (shown below as now sold).  These glass items were made explicitly for Saper Galleries and arrived just in time for The World's Largest Collection of Hebron Glass (outside of the West Bank) exhibition which opened, May 4, 2014.  


Call or email us to have us send you your preferred selections!  
Hebron glass displayed today

In August, 2012 my wife, Nell, and son, Jay, and I traveled to Hebron in the West Bank of the Palestinian territory to see where the famous Hebron glass was made. On a very hot afternoon we went through shelves of glass and hand-selected 51 vases to be sent to us in the USA for the visitors to Saper Galleries.  I've taken photos of 31 of the functional vases and hope you agree that our selections as shown here are very exciting.

Hand-blown Hebron glass is a Palestinian tradition that is centuries old.  The artisans today blow glass in Hebron just like their parents and grand-parents and prior generations did before them.  Hebron glass dates back 2,000 years and the city is said to be the oldest continually occupied city in the world.  It is mentioned in the Bible 87 times and is said to have been founded more than 3,700 years ago.

All the glass is produced in a Fair Trade environment with fair wages paid to the glass blowers and promotion of sustainability and environmental concerns are ensured. 

The vases shown to the right and below are formed from a single color of molten recycled glass and then additional layers are added with the swirl designs and colors that are unique and characteristic of the luminescent Hebron glass historically.

There are now only two glass blowing facilities in Hebron, down from 14, due to the challenges related to exporting the glass, among other difficulties. 

When we arrived at the studio, the furnace was glowing orange from the 1,000 degree centigrade (1,800 degree Fahrenheit) fire burning inside to keep the glass in a molten, slurry state.  The glass blowers were scheduled to arrive at night after the Ramadan fast.

Roy
                            Saper with two generations of glass blowers
Roy Saper (center) with two generations of Hebron glass blowers

Each of the four glass blowers adds their own personal touch to their creations but use the same techniques that they learned from their parents as passed down from prior generations.  Molten glass is picked up from within the furnace at the end of a long hollow metal tube.  The glass artisan blows into the tube to expand the glass into a hollow shape that is then formed with metal instruments, often being returned to the furnace as more glass is added and the shape is refined as the tube is continually rotated.


Part of the
                        Hebron glass collection Please call, email, or live chat with us to confirm availability or receive photos of other glass vases we may have with different swirl designs and colors.  The vases are intended to be used to display flowers but are beautiful alone on a book or display shelf, kitchen table or counter, living room, bathroom counter, or window sill where light from behind will highlight the beautiful colors and design.

You will enjoy them in your own collection and possibly as gifts for a wedding couple, a house warming, to say thank you or love you, a holiday gift or just to share beauty with your friends who you know would enjoy these hand-blown glass vases from Hebron.

I love them and feel so fortunate to have shared with my family the privilege of selecting these for your enjoyment and delight. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Hebron Glass Collection at Saper Galleries!

~ Roy Saper
 
Enjoy the following two videos showing how the Hebron glass is hand-blown at the exact source where the Saper Galleries collection was made.





 




Large vase with two handles 9 3/4"
Large vase with two handles
9 3/4" tall
$112



Large green
                  vase
Large green vase
10 1/4" tall
$124



Square vase with fluted top
4 7/8" tall
Sorry, sold for $56



Sea foam straight short neck vase
4 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $54

Cobalt bulb bottom double lip vase
4 5/8" tall
Sorry, sold for $54

H4
Sea foam and amber short neck vase
4 3/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $54

H5
Pinched square bottom mini jug
5 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $62
H6
Nightscape narrow neck vase
5" tall
Sorry, sold for $54

H7
Green swirl narrow neck vase
5 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $54

H8
Small square mini jug with fluted spout
5 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $68

H9
Cobalt bulb bottom long neck vase
5 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $54
H10
Galaxy swirl mini pitcher
4 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $62

H11
Wave bulb bottom double lip vase
5" tall
Sorry, sold for $56
H12
Galaxy mini flask with handle
5 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $62
H13
Multicolor bulb bottom vase
5 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $54

H14
Small square vase with long neck
5 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $64
H15
Ocean swirl double lip bud vase
5 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $58

H16
Ocean swirl long neck vase with handle and stand
6" tall
Sorry, sold for $68

H17
Green long neck vase with handle and stand
5 3/4" tall
$68

H18
Sea foam flat sided vase
5 3/4" tall
$68

H19
Ocean swirl flat sided mini jug
5 3/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $70

H20
Square vase with handle
6" tall
$70

H21
Amber swirl candlestick holder
5 7/8" tall
Sorry, sold for $68

H22
Multi-color swirl candlestick holder
5 7/8" tall
Sorry, sold for $68

H23
Green swirl bulb vase with wide lip
5 5/8" tall
Sorry, sold for $68

H24
Green swirl bulb vase with narrow lip
5 3/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $68
H25
Green and blue bulb bottom vase with handle
6" tall
Sorry, sold for $70

H26
Aurora Borealis vase with handle
6" tall
Sorry, sold for $70
H27
Green bud vase
6" tall
Sorry, sold for $66
H28
Green vase with bulb bottom and stand
6 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $70

H29
Multi-colored mini water jug
5 7/8" tall
Sorry, sold for $70
H30
Green galaxy bulb bottom vase
6" tall
Sorry, sold for $68

H31
Vase with handle and spout
6 1/2" tall
$76

H32
Amber vase with snake and fluted rim
6 1/8" tall
Sorry, sold for $72

H33
Pillow vase with two handles
6 1/8" tall
$76

H34
Blue swirl long neck vase with handle and stand
6 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $74

H35
Green galaxy long neck vase
6 5/8" tall
$72

H36
Wide vase with two handles
6 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $84

Flared cylinder vase
Flared cylinder vase as displayed by George and Susan
6 3/8" tall
Sorry, sold for $80

H38
Pillow vase with handle
8" tall
Sorry, sold for $88

H39
Cobalt cylinder swirl vase
6 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $80
H40
Ocean swirl cylinder vase
6 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $82

H41
Galaxy swirl traditional vase
7 1/8" tall
Sorry, sold for $86

H42
Green vase with fluted top
7 3/4" tall
$88

H43
Long candlestick holder
8" tall
Sorry, sold for $84

H44
Large pitcher with flat sides
8" tall
Sorry, sold for $92
H45
Bulb vase
8" tall
Sorry, sold for $92
H46
Green swirl flower vase
8" tall
Sorry, sold for $88

H47
Sea foam pillow pitcher
  8 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $96
H48
Bulb bottom vase with long flared neck
9" tall
$92

H49
Sea foam flower vase
8 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $90

H50
Sunset flower vase
8" tall
Sorry, sold for $88
H51
Blue and amber vase with handle
8 3/4" tall
$98

H52
Vase with high handle and stand
8 1/2" tall
$98

H53
Sea foam pillow vase with handle
  9" tall
$112

H54
Purple pillow vase with handle
  9 1/4" tall
$114

H55
Flat fish
8 3/4" tall
  Sorry, sold for $118


H56
Round fish
8 5/8" tall
 
Sorry, sold for $118

H57
Flat-sided vase with handles
  9 3/8" tall
$118

H58
Flat-sided vase with decorative handles
  9 3/8" tall
$125

H59
Bulb bottom pitcher with handle
9" tall
Sorry, sold for $98

H60
Pinched square-shaped vase with handle
8 7/8" tall
$98

H61
Sea foam long neck vase with wrap
9 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $98


H62
Vase with small handles and fluted top
9 3/8" tall
  $98


H63
Turquoise long neck vase with wrap
9 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $98
H64
Green long neck vase with wrap
9 1/8" tall
$98

H65
Light green and blue pitcher with stand
9" tall
Sorry, sold for $98

H66
Long neck vase with wrap and stand
9 1/2" tall
$104

H67
Purple pitcher
10" tall
$108

H68
Light green pitcher
10" tall
Sorry, sold for $108

H69
Blue green pitcher
9 3/4" tall
$108

H70
Green swirl pitcher
10" tall
$108

H71
Large bulb bottom vase with purple
8 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $94

H72
Pinched square vase with handle
9 1/4" tall
$108


H73
Round decanter with lid
9 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $126


H74
Double lipped vase with two handles
9 3/4" tall
$118

H75
Long neck vase with two handles
9 1/2" tall
$118

H76
Blue swirl vase with two handles
9 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $120

H77
Long neck vase with handle
10" tall
Sorry, sold for $116

H78
Long neck vase with handle and stand
9 1/4" tall
$114

H79
Long neck vase with stand and two handles
9 3/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $118

H80
Green square decanter with lid
10" tall
$132

H81
Vase with extended neck and decorative handle
9 3/8" tall
$116

H82
Hexagonal decanter with lid and handle
11" tall
Sorry, sold for $152

H83
Multicolor swirl decanter with lid
10 1/2" tall
$140

H84
Long neck wide rim vase
10" tall
Sorry, sold for $104
H85
Large green decanter with two handles
9 1/2" tall
 
$118

H86
Square decanter with stopper
8 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $126
H87
Flask pitcher
8 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $98

H88
Green bulb-shaped vase with wide lip
9 3/4" tall
$104


H89
Aurora Borealis decanter with stopper
11" tall
Sorry. sold for $144

Pinched
                  pitcher
Pinched pitcher
7 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $86
Ancient style
                  vase
Ancient style vase
8 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $92

Bulb bottom pitcher turquoise 8 1/2
Bulb bottom pitcher turquoise
8 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $98
Bell
                  shaped vase with handle
Bell shaped vase with handle
8 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $98
Long neck
                  double lip vase
Long neck double lip vase
8 7/8" tall
Sorry, sold for $98


Decanter
                  with stopper
Decanter with stopper
10" tall
$148
Large pitcher
Large pitcher
10 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $124
The glass vases shown below are no longer available.
Sea foam short neck
                  vase
Sea foam short neck vase
4 3/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $54

Bulb vase with fluted
                  top 4"
Bulb vase with fluted top
4" tall
Sorry, sold for $54


Wide base narrow neck
                  4 3/4"
Wide base with narrow neck vase
4 3/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $54


Long neck bulb vase
                  with fluted top 5 1/4"
Long neck bulb vase with fluted top
5 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $58

Long neck vase with
                  bulb bottom and handle 5"
Long neck vase with bulb bottom and handle
5" tall
Sorry, sold for $58
Long neck bulb
                  bottom vase 6"
Long neck bulb-bottom vase
6" tall
Sorry, sold for $62
Long neck bulb
                  bottom vase 6 1/4"
Long neck bulb-bottom vase with handle
6 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $68


Pillow long neck
                  pitcher 5 1/4"
Pillow long neck pitcher
5 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $68
Tan and blue long
                  neck vase with handle 6 1/4"
Tan and blue long neck vase with handle
6 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $68
Dark blue mini
                  pitcher 5 1/2"
Dark blue mini pitcher
5 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $68

Long neck vase with
                  handle 5 3/4"
Long neck vase with handle
5 3/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $68
Bell shaped vase
                  with handle 5 3/4"
Bell shaped vase with handle
5 3/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $68
Long neck bulb
                  bottom with large handle 7 1/2
Long neck bulb vase with large handle
7 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $82

Fish
Fish vase
7 3/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $108
Bulb
                  bottom double lip
Bulb bottom double lip vase
7 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $86
Bulb bottom
                  pitcher
Bulb bottom pitcher
7 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $88

Tall purple
                  vase
Tall purple vase
7 3/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $88

Flask
                  shaped purple vase
Flask shaped purple vase
7 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $88
Ocean Waves
                  Vase
Ocean waves vase
7 3/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $88

Short neck wide
                  vase
Short neck wide vase
7" tall
Sorry, sold for $86
Bell shaped pitcher
                  8 1/2
Bell shaped pitcher
8 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $92

Bulb Vase
                  with Wrap
Bulb vase with wrap
8" tall
Sorry, sold for $92

Bulb vase
                  with long neck
Bulb vase with long neck
8 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $92

Purple
                  long neck vase with handle
Purple long neck vase with handle
8 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $94

Bulb
                  bottom shaped vase
Bulb bottom shaped vase
8 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $92

Vase with
                  handle
Vase with handle
8 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $92
Fluted vase
                  with wrap
Fluted vase with wrap
8 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $94

Oval
                  bottom vase with two handles
Oval bottom vase two handles
8 3/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $98

Purple
                  vase with green swirl
Purple vase with green swirl
8 3/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $96
Bell
                  shaped with two handles
Bell shaped vase with two handles
8 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $98

Bulb bottom long
                  neck vase with wrap 8 1/2
Bulb bottom long neck vase with wrap
8 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $92

Vase with two
                  handles 9"
Vase with two handles
9" tall
Sorry, sold for $98
Bulb bottom vase
                  with flare top 8 1/2"
Bulb bottom vase with flared top
8 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $96
Bulb bottom vase and
                  flared top purple neck 8 1/2
Bulb bottom vase with flared purple top
8 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $96

Blue vase
                  with two handles
Blue vase with two handles
9" tall
Sorry, sold for $98
Bulb bottom pitcher
                  purple 8 1/2"
Bulb bottom pitcher purple
8 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $98

Oval blue
                  vase with two handles
Oval blue vase with two handles
9" tall
Sorry, sold for $98


Heart shaped
                  vase
Heart shaped vase with two handles
9" tall
Sorry, sold for $98

Square
                  bottle with lid
Square bottle with lid
9 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $126

Long neck bulb
                  bottom vase with wrap 9 1/2
Long neck bulb bottom vase with wrap
9 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $98


Long neck bulb
                  bottom vase with handle 9 1/2"
Long neck bulb bottom vase with handle
9 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $98
Bulb bottom
                  vase with lid
Bulb bottom decanter with stopper
9 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $114
Delicate
                  pitcher
Delicate pitcher
9 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $98


Dark
                  blue pitcher with handle
Dark blue pitcher with handle
9 3/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $98

Green pitcher
Green carafe
9 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $112
Long neck
                  vase with wrap
Long neck vase with wrap
9 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $98


Dark blue
                  long neck vase with wrap
Dark blue long neck vase with wrap
9 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $98

Jug shaped pitcher
                  green 9 1/2"
Jug shaped carafe green
9 3/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $112
Wide
                  hip apothecary jar with lid
Wide hip decanter with stopper
10" tall
Sorry, sold for $148


Blue and
                  green pitcher
Blue and green carafe
9 3/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $112
Bottle with spout
                  and top 10 1/2"
Bottle with spout and cover sea foam
10 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $152
Jug shape pitcher
                  green 9 3/4"
Jug shaped pitcher purple and green
9 3/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $112


Candlestick
Candlestick shape swirl vase
10 3/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $124


Large vase
                  wrapped with fluted top
Large green vase with wrap and fluted top
11 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $132

Tall
                  green vase wrapped
Tall green vase with wrap
12 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $138
Bulb bottom
                  long neck green vase
Bulb bottom long neck green vase
12 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $138

Elisa's Hebron
                  vase with Lilies of the Valley
Elisa's Hebron vase with a spring arrangement of Lilies of the Valley!


Amber Swirl Cylinder Vase
7" tall, 4 1/2" diameter
Sorry, sold for $76


Light Swirl Cylinder Vase
6 1/2" tall, 4 1/2" diameter
Sorry, sold for $76

Bulb Bottom Shaped Vase
8 1/2" tall, 5" diameter
Sorry, sold for $76

Wide Opening Shaped Vase
8" tall, 5" diameter
Sorry, sold for $76


Short Neck Wide Vase
7" tall, 5" diameter
Sorry, sold for $76


Short Neck Vase
7 3/4" tall, 4 1/2" diameter
Sorry, sold for $76

Purple Short Neck Vase
7" tall, 4 1/2" diameter
Sorry, sold for $76


Bulb Bottom Narrow Neck Vase A
8" tall, 4 3/4" diameter
Sorry, sold for $76

Short Neck Bud Vase
A selection 5 to 5 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $40

Bulb Bottom Narrow Neck Vase C
8" tall, 4 3/4" diameter
Sorry, sold for $76


Bulb Bottom Extended Neck Vase
7 5/8" tall, 4 1/2" diameter
Sorry, sold for $76


Bulb Bottom Narrow Neck Vase D
8" tall, 4 3/4" diameter
Sorry, sold for $76


Extended Neck Vase
8" tall
Sorry, sold for $76

Wide Neck Vase
Wide Neck Vase
9" tall
Sorry, sold for $86

Narrow Neck Vase Blue
8 3/8" tall, 4 1/2" diameter
Sorry, sold for $76


Narrow Neck Vase Green
8 3/8" tall, 5" diameter
$76 - Sorry, no longer available

Wide
                    Base Extended Neck Vase
Wide Base Extended Neck Vase
9" tall
  $86 - Sorry, no longer available

Vase with Spiral on Neck
8 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $76


Blue Vase
8" tall
Sorry, sold for $76

Narrow Extended Neck Vase
8 3/8" tall
Sorry, sold for $76

Long Neck Bud Vase
A selection 5 to 5 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $40


Square Vase Extended Neck
8 1/8" tall
Sorry, sold for $76


Wide Neck Vase
6 3/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $76

Bulb Bottom Narrow Neck Vase B
8" tall, 4 3/4" diameter
Sorry, sold for $76

Bulb bottom wide top
Bulb Bottom Wide Top Vase
9" tall
Sorry, sold for $86

Wide base narrow neck
Wide Base Narrow Neck Vase
9" tall
Sorry, sold for $86

Wide Hip Vase
Wide Hip Vase
9" tall
Sorry, sold for $86


Cobalt Cylinder Vase
6 1/2" tall, 4 1/2" diameter
Sorry, sold for $76


Wide Vase
7" tall, 7" diameter
Sorry, sold for $112


Cylinder Vase
9" tall, 4 3/4" diameter
Sorry, sold for $112

Bottle with spout and cover purple 10 3/4"
Bottle with spout and cover purple
10 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $152

Apothecary bottle
                    with cover 10 5/8"
Apothecary bottle with cover
10 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $152
Dark blue long neck with handle and bulb bottom
Dark blue long neck with handle and bulb bottom
6" tall
Sorry, sold for $62
Dark blue short neck vase
Dark blue short neck vase
5" tall
Sorry, sold for $54

Bulb vase with fluted top and wrap 5 1/4"
Bulb vase with fluted top and wrap
5 1/4" tall
Sorry, sold for $68
Bulb shaped pitcher 8 1/2
Bulb shaped pitcher
8 1/2" tall
Sorry, sold for $92




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