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Loetz Papillon Vase, Cobalt spreading to Candia, ca. 1936

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    Posted 6 years ago

    bohemiangl…
    (621 items)

    In the 1920s and 1930s, the Loetz factory made a variety of works on new forms with a retrospective flair, incorporating classic decors from the turn of the century in new combinations. One such piece is this large vase in a somewhat plain shape made dramatic by the combination of Cobalt Papillon spreading to Candia Papillon. Both the color of the glass ground and the decoration undergo a soft transition to the lighter color on the bottom half. The last photo shows the size of this vase in relation to a couple of similarly shaped vessels in Art Deco-era decors pink Campanula and Brillantopal. Though the company was in financial dire straits during this time, the director Fritz von Spaun valiantly attempted to keep the artistic output at a level befitting the history of the firm.

    (see Loetz Bohemian Glass 1880-1940 (Hatje Cantz)

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    1. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      Thanks for sharing your findings and knowledge with us
    2. surfdub66 surfdub66, 6 years ago
      Love these :-)
    3. yesterdaysglass yesterdaysglass, 6 years ago
      Awesome piece! Looks great with the others.

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