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Posted 2 years ago

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dlfd911
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I have been searching for one of these for a long time. Several times I came close to obtaining one, only to have it ripped away from me. This one has a nice shape and is in perfect condition. It lacks the verdigris coloring (patina decor) that is found on the tops of some of them, but the enamel decoration around the top is just that same color. The frustrating reason they are hard to find is not so much the rarity, but that it doesn't look like something that would have been made by Loetz. Several times I have seen them listed for auction with a note that they don't know who made it. And just as often someone informs them as to what they have, so the auction gets ended, and may not be relisted.

These are supposed to look like ancient Roman glass, buried for centuries. Mine measures 5 inches high by 5 inches wide, with a small, polished pontil.

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  1. LoetzDance LoetzDance, 2 years ago
    Nice find! I love the twisted handles. Congratulations.
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Congratulations! Love the Cephalonia!
  3. dlfd911 dlfd911, 2 years ago
    Thanks very much. This has been on my list for a while and now I can "Czech" that one off.
  4. Alfredo Alfredo, 2 years ago
    I have one Cephalonia without patina and an Olympia with it. What is surprising about your piece is the careful disposition of the flakes. If it did not have them, it would indeed by considered an Olympia piece.
  5. dlfd911 dlfd911, 2 years ago
    I agree Al, and I think that the ones without the patina are actually more rare, although the ones that have it are (in my eyes, anyway) more interesting-looking. I like the small size, so I don't have to find room for it.
  6. dlfd911 dlfd911, 2 years ago
    Yes, I am, actually :)
  7. dlfd911 dlfd911, 2 years ago
    You are a true gentleman. Thank you. This one ^ doesn't have much of the patinadekor on it, so I wanted to get one that did.
  8. dlfd911 dlfd911, 2 years ago
    Thank you, sir. I owe you one, hope to repay the favor sometime. I just told my wife that...end the year with a nice deal on a piece of glass. I hope to start the new year the same way. I'm working on something special.
  9. dlfd911 dlfd911, 2 years ago
    And here it is.
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/78000-1904-loetz-cephalonia-mit-patinadekor?in=666

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