Posted 4 years ago
This vase stands 7.5" tall. It could be just another Loetz or Kralik Chiné bowl, but I have rarely seen that kind of large polished pontil on Kralik pieces. It does bear a very obviously fake Loetz "signature" The fun part is the top, which measures 3.5"in height, and is composed of a two-tiered open trellis, that is, it does not fold on itself to turn the piece into a "bride's basket". I have only seen this kind of top on one other piece.
I have an educated guess as to who made it, but I will wait till I check my records.
The vase arrived after I had posted the pictures. I did not expect it to be so voluminous; it is quite heavy glass, and does not react under UV. I shall change the picture to show it next to other chinés. In the pictures, it looks like opaque green glass; it is not.
PS> Thanks to Deb, I now know my hunch was right. Very early Loetz!
By the way, the trellis is candia, so the description reads creta mit candia.