Posted 7 years ago
It is a miracle that this vase was still in one piece when I opened it today. It was roughly wrapped in a paper towel and stuffed in a thin cardboard box that was barely wider than the vase itself. I held my breath as I opened it, and was shocked/relieved to see the vase was still undamaged! (Why would you ship anything that way, let alone a beautiful glass vase??)
Anyway, thank goodness for a happy ending. This little guy is so delicate and lovely! It is only 3 -7/8" tall, x 2" across and is encased in a very heavy silver overlay (not silver deposit) that is beautifully detailed. I especially like that the floral motif is placed in three areas of the main body of the vase, and that the upper tendrils then spiral around the neck. While I realize it is not technically a miniature, it sure is a delicate little thing!
Doing some research, I have found a pair of 6" vases identified at Loetz Creta Glatt with a very similar overlay - the flowers and details of the leaves are almost the same, as is the glass color and finish. The pair of vases that I came across had European applied silver work rather than American (which tends to be more common, I believe) - glass blanks were often bought and then decorated by other companies. So while I am not at the point where I'd say for sure that this is Loetz, I am definitely leaning that way. (Any additional thoughts are welcome!)