Posted 4 years ago
This was an impulse buy on my part...not sure why I thought I needed TWO of these large vases, but they are gorgeous.
These vases are ca. 1899 in the Loetz PN 8025. Ricke's production notes indicates it was made in "rubin mattiris IV/714". They have a fantastic purple and blue iridescence and 4 clear applied handles. They are 9.75 inches tall and have polished pontils.
The DEK appears to be a type of stylized Campion flower and leaves in gold enamel. Campion is a humble, weedy plant with a small balloon receptacle beneath an inconspicuous flower. As a child, I recall picking the flowers with my friends and striking the balloon to my wrist to make a popping sound.
Ahhh, the days before handheld devices!