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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I can now check Loetz Cephalonia off my wish list. This example has a fire polished rim and pontil and it stands just a little over 4” high. According to, Cephalonia was produced in 1904 and was created to resemble ancient glass. As I understand it there are two types of Cephalonia décor, one with patina (mit Patinadekor or green verdigris) and one with out patina. I don’t know the PN for this one so if anyone knows I would appreciate it and any other info you are willing to share.

    The last photo shows the vase with a serpent pocket watch stand that I picked up this weekend. I am in love with it.

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    1. Ivonne Ivonne, 4 years ago
      I like the last photo very much.
    2. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      That serpent looks ominous. I'd definitely put such a lovely vase out of reach!
    3. MALKEY MALKEY, 4 years ago
      at first thought was a piece of pate de verre, gorgeous patina & the snake guarding your ancient Egypttian canopic jar a touch magic there Mac
      congratulations on such a fantastic Loetz piece !!!!!!!!
    4. Sammyz Sammyz, 4 years ago
      Hi Mac, nice find! Ricke has a couple of PN's that might fit your vase.
      PN 168 ca. 1900 (alt 8046 ca. 1899) seems to be the best fit for the size and shape.
    5. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
      Mac, it is great to see you here again! Your new vase is a really wonderful example of cephalonia. The patina at the neck is really nice. And showing it off with your new serpent stand is brilliant - they are perfect together!
    6. Mac63 Mac63, 4 years ago
      Sammyz - I really appreciate you sharing this information - many thanks.

      Hey Michelle thanks for checking in. I kinda - sorta have retired from collecting for a while or at least until I see something like this piece. I don't know about you and other collectors here but I sometimes just get overwhelmed by having too much stuff around. I have some pieces but not full on like I use to. I hope all is well with you.
    7. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
      Hi Mac, I completely understand! I have become much more focused and selective in my collecting, too. I also need to sell some of my other pieces to make more room. I have seen pictures of your home, and I know you have a beautiful, uncluttered aesthetic. Good for you for keeping it that way! :)

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