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Unusual Loetz Diaspora vase, uranium glass ground, ca. 1902

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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Ever seen one of these? I hadn't. An intriguing variation of Loetz Diaspora - the shape is classic turn-of-the-century Loetz (PN not found, but very few patterns from 1902-1903 have survived). This is the only Diaspora I have ever seen that didn't have an iridescent outer layer. The glass is nearly transparent, with a very pale green cast. It glows brightly under black light. I compared it carefully to the other Diaspora pieces in my collection, and it all matches up - the four part mold, the cratered pattern and texture on the outside and the interior indents, fire polished rim, ground and polished pontil - all check out. Not sure what to call this color - Urania, maybe?

    Stands about 6.5" tall.

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    1. welzebub, 6 years ago
      Cool piece.... Never seen one.....
    2. SteveS SteveS, 6 years ago
      Almost looks like a cross between Oceanic and Diaspora ... think Alfredo posted something on Oceanic variants here a few months back ...

      Not seen a Diaspora using that glass color ... even under the Silberiris surface ... would look to the ground in the Oceanic for naming ??
    3. ozmarty ozmarty, 6 years ago
      Good spotting this is one that could easily slip past one ...
    4. SteveS SteveS, 6 years ago
      Warren ...
      Could also try 7931 and 7934 ... Series 1 ... "Corinth" ...
    5. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 6 years ago
      Steve, I think Corinth is something else... I just can't prove it yet :)
    6. SteveS SteveS, 6 years ago
      ... does put it into the same territory as Olympia ...
    7. SteveS SteveS, 6 years ago
      i.e. a Greek reference
    8. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      very interesting finding Warren

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