Posted 5 years ago
This is a 2 part article about a couple of Loetz Vases from my collection. They are roughly the same size and shape, but different decors. The second is an example of Loetz Creta Rusticana. It stands about 4" tall and is about 2.5" in diameter. The green base glass is covered with metallic iridescent sheen. The surface had bumps and knots similar to tree bark. The glass has a high Uranium content and glows brightly under ultraviolet light. The shape hints at the Art Deco era still to come though the décor dates to 1899.