Posted 4 years ago
Here is a fine example of a hard to find variation of Loetz Marmoriertes glass; namely, Green Onyx. A Google image search for green onyx shows just how skillful the Loetz glassblowers were in creating marbled glass that resembled the semi-precious stone for which it was named. A vase in this glass is shown in Loetz Bohemian Glass 1880-1940 (Hatje Cantz) The paper cut-out pattern shows that this scent bottle was part of a garniture set, which also inclued a powder jar, trinket dish, a larger covered jar, and a large underplate. It is gratifying to know that this was a piece that was used for its intended purpose - you can still smell remnants of whatever perfume was stored inside. Although Green Onyx is not listed in the group of decors, you can't argue with what it is. Marmoriertes Glass was produced from the 1880s through about 1910. Enticingly listed among the decors for this series is one I've never seen before - Aetna.