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Bohemian Art Glass487 of 6165Ruckl - Mystery vase Loetz Cobalt Papillon Rosewater Sprinkler, PN I-7753 (II-639), ca. 1900
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    Posted 10 months ago

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    Well....bought on a well known auction site with only one other bidder in the game. It's just fantastic when a piece you recognise shows up with a foreign description and excludes the key word 'Loetz'! I have admired this particluar décor for many years and actually never expected to get my hands on one. I read somewhere that this décor was something of a commercial failure at the time it was produced 1904/6. As a twentieth century re-imagining of ancient greek glass at a time when europeans could not get enough of all things ancient and antiquarian, it is something of a surprise; but being such an unusual departure from their production style at the time it is possible that distributors may have had a hard time moving these pieces, who knows. I'd love to know more. However they are rare and therefore pretty hard to find, without paying through the nose, which is something I generally avoid.

    There's a lot of glass in this piece. Olympia ground with patterned faux patina enamel fired onto the glass and finished with patchy 'cold' painted surface gold/bronze enamel. 4'5" tall by 8" (max body), 10" ( max to handles).

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    1. welzebub welzebub, 10 months ago
      Good things always come to those with patience that are willing to wait..... :-)
    2. kralik1928 kralik1928, 10 months ago
      Perfect for as a game a thrones popcorn bowl
    3. philmac51 philmac51, 10 months ago
      Hahahaha! great idea !
    4. larksel larksel, 10 months ago
      Wonderful. Congratulations.
    5. sklo42 sklo42, 10 months ago
      Looks so much prettier in your photos. A lovely shape too!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
      Fabulous Find. Congratulations !,!!,!,!!!,!,!!,!
    7. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 10 months ago
      Well done, Phil! Great piece!
    8. philmac51 philmac51, 10 months ago
      Thanks for the comments guys : )

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