Posted 7 months ago
I've been meaning to post this one for a while, but not got round to it. I was super excited when I found it on French ebay - especially as it was a bargain!
I believe that it is Loetz, Mimosa decor, in Rosa, or red, which I gather from the experts is the hardest colour to find. I'm not so sure, from a personal point of view - I have seen plenty of candia (for these purposes, gold), and I even own one, but I am finding the creta (green) and the cobalt (blue) as hard to spot as the rosa, except here on CW! For all the colours, see SteveS' great collection - http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/39511-colors---and-mimosa
My little rosa is cut from the top - no pontil - and not the most exciting shape, but I love it. I have tried to show in the pictures the variation in the iridescence (note the purple on the shoulders and near the base), and the smoothness of the finish. I understand that Mimosa is marked out from other crackle finishes in particular by the smoothness of the surface of the glass. There is no roughness to the touch at all. Al has a great explanation of a variety of different crackle finishes from different makers, with examples, in his posts.
And now I will wait to be told I have got it wrong again ...