Posted 10 months ago
This vase is one of a rare series of pieces designed by Michael Powolny for the Vienna glass company J&L Lobmeyr around 1918-1919, and executed by Loetz. This represents the revival of Venetian decorative traditions being executed, particularly in Germany, around this time. This piece has a crystal ground, vertically ribbed, with opal and white horizonatal stripes. This shape and decor are both documented in Loetz Bohemian Glass, 1880-1940 (Cantz) on facing pages - the shape is on page 268, and the decor is on page 269.