Posted 4 years ago
This bowl was the first ever Lötz item that was bought because of its mount. We got it a couple of weeks ago in an antiques fair and it certainly was the only item worth attention in the whole fair.
Neither the bowl nor the mount are signed, but they really show the higuest quality in their finishing. The bowl's made in the quite common Cobalt Papillon decor and amazingly it's in perfect condition and has the typical polished pontil mark, even if the shape isn't intended to stand on its own.
As for the mount, it's highly Art Nouveau in style. It reminds a lot of the work of Gustav Gruschner (specially the way the ladies's hair becomes part of the mount), although we're not too sure it can be attributed to Gruschner.
it stands 28 cm and is 35 cm at its widest.