Posted 5 years ago
Clear glass, ruby overlay, acid etched and cut. It is 9`` wide, 6.5 `` tall. Not signed.
Loetz cameo is poorly documented. It seems that overlay blanks were widely produced and cut and finished elsewhere. The décor is strikingly similar to Loetz signed vase (picture 3) and the same shape and décor of the bowl sold as ``Loetz bowl`` by a reputable auctioneer (picture 4).The ruby overlay bowl is either Loetz (less probable) or cut and acid etched by other glassmaker. The similarity of the décor, i.e. the flowers and the leaves and the shape is very obvious. It is either made by the same glassmaker or the same décor was made by many glassmakers who must have been in close contact. In this particular case there is too much similarity to be the coincidence.