Posted 5 years ago
Bohemian art glass jardiniere bowl is a very impressive centerpiece. The bowl is blown of cased glass. Interior is opaque white and the exterior is pink. The rim on the bowl has what I consider a "scissor" hand cut edge, as no two points are a like. The shape of the bowl has a four part "melon-lobed" sections that protrudes. Applied handles and stylized footed branch to serve as the base is amber coloured glass with multiple thorns through out. Just above the amber branches that serve as the footed base, is two translucent green leaves on each branch. Only on one side of the bowl, there is a spray of Foxglove flowers and buds. The flowers have three layers of coloured glass. Translucent pink interior layer, with a inner core layer of white opaque, and the exterior is a translucent amber. Polished pontil on the bottom of the bowl.
Early Loetz Production. Check out Kai Hasselbach's research at Loetz.com for more information on applied motifs.
The rim is 8" diameter and the footed base is 8" diameter.
Handle to handle is 10-1/2" wide.
Mid section of the bowl is over 9" wide at best.