Posted 5 years ago
I am brand new to this forum but love all the wonderful treasures I see posted here. So, I thought I'd post one of my most prized possessions. I believe it might be an Alexandrite glass vase designed (and perhaps made by) Josef Hoffman of Moser fame. When I found it, it was the most gorgeous lavender color and I had to have it. I brought it home to proudly show my husband my beautiful lavender vase, but when I opened the wrapping paper, I lifted a most beautiful BLUE vase! I quickly discovered that my vase changed colors depending on light spectrum. The colors in photos are even different from the light purple I saw in sunlight and the bottle blue/green I saw in fluorescent light.
It is approximately 8 inches by 5 inches wide at the mouth. There seems to be no visible signature but I have seen many other vases in this design (always smokey color) attributed to him. The best info I've been able to research is that it would have been created in the 1920s or 1930s when Mr. Hoffman was moving toward a more abstract style. I was told that the previous owner lived in Chicago, but I have no idea where she acquired it.
As I mentioned before, this is one of my most prized treasure finds. Any additional information from someone with more experience would be most welcome.