Posted 2 years ago
This is a beautiful hand painted vase with Coralene decoration from Loetz during the Victorian era. Ground colour is opal white with a shaded, russet brown colour. Interior is glossy and the exterior is satin finish. Rim shape has the "M" crimp. Polished pontil and is signed, I/417. The opal white colour does react under a UV light.
Art work depicts purple florals with a colourful butterfly in flight. The butterfly and purple flowers are decorated with tiny glass beads also known as Coralene. The butterfly has colours of orange, red, yellow and black. Flowers have colours of purple, white and yellow. There is also hand painted, white enameled stems with gold gilt leaves.
This shape was also produced by Harrach in a Mother of Pearl decor.
For more information, go to: http://www.loetz.com/identifying-loetz-glass/early-loetz
Rim is 3-1/4" diameter.
Base is 2-1/2" diameter.
5-1/4" wide, at best