Posted 2 years ago
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.