Posted 4 years ago
I was lucky to find this beautiful vase a few weeks ago, and was even more lucky to receive it as a birthday gift soon afterwards from my husband, who always has been a willing supporter of my glass habit. ;)
I have always loved this shape, which was used by Loetz for many different decors. It think it must have been a favorite of theirs, too, and the twisting surface beautifully plays with the light and shows off iridescent decors to their best advantage. I have never, however, seen this color before in Loetz, and I absolutely love it.
My photos were taken in indirect natural light, with no flash. It has a very strong raspberry iridescence, but the base glass is a cool blue-gray with a hint of purple. It is 9.75" tall, with a finely ground pontil. I have had some really interesting conversations with Deb Fitzsimmons of Loetz.com about a possible color name for my vase. (Thanks, Deb!) Loetz used many different colors of glass for their pieces, and Loetz.com lists the colors they used in both German and English (http://www.loetz.com/identifying-loetz-glass/loetz-colors). We have discussed and looked at quite a few possible colors that my vase may have been made in, but have not settled on any for sure. Any thoughts are welcome!