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Luster80 of 297Loetz?  Gorgeous Large Irridescent VasePulled Feather art glass vase
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Posted 3 years ago

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Alfredo
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Today, while looking for glass on Internet, I found a vase in a metal frame.
The dealer excitedly identified it as having been designed by Marcel Bing for his father's shop in Paris. And he was correct, He also speculated that, given the close relationship between Bing and Tiffany, the vase could be the latter. He really had a hard time describing the myriad tones of this glass. The picture of the bottom struck a chord. Kralik "bacillus" glass! (PMC IV: 271) The glass is either clear or blue, covered with blue or cranberry flecks "in the manner of bacteria" and iridescence, which sometimes gives it a violet/ bronze hue. Inkwells are also found.

This dealer's vase is proof that Tiffany and Loetz indeed had competition from other Bohemian glasshouses when it came to the production of high-end vessels.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Beautiful glass-- is all of this yours now!

    Scott
  2. Alfredo Alfredo, 3 years ago
    I no longer have the two small ones in the second photo. But I do have the others. And I confess they are perfect for flower displays!
  3. Alfredo Alfredo, 3 years ago
    I clarify. The metal part was by Marcel Bing.
  4. LoetzDance LoetzDance, 3 years ago
    Al, Thanks for your diligent study of this amazing glass. You have an eye for detail and a memory that so many of us wish we had! I must confess that even though you have provided us all with a wealth of information about this glass over the years, it is only when I actually purchase, own and hold an example in my hands that I do more research on it and try to learn all I can about a particular decor or glass house! The process seems to be: First it catches my eye, second I buy it and third I want to learn more about it!! I realize that this process should be the other way around but I think many of us tend to do the same thing. I saw this today with the group's discussion of "White Astglass"! I appreciate your patience with us as we all seem to "check in" at different times!

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