Posted 4 years ago
So another french purchase at a very reasonable price. However when I got the vase from the seller (the ad only showed one shot from one of the 'good' sides) the bottom of one of the handles was missing it's distinctive 'trail'. I wasn't particularly happy and said that I wanted to return it. The seller just refunded my payment and postage and 'didn't want it back'!!
So a Loetz vase for free - now I was happy to keep it!
It's interesting to note that many of these vases for sale on auction sites appear to be damaged in this way, in fact many are sold without the 'trail' on all 3 handles, which in my opinion is a obvious and distinctive design feature of these pieces. When you examine these vases it is easy to see that this finishing flourish is inherently fragile and can be easily damaged.
When there are damaged pieces out there being offered at prices between £200-£400, I'm comforted to know that mine, which is 66.66% perfect was acquired for 'sweet fanny adams!!'