Posted 2 years ago
The three items of this post are all décorated by a fine 'Persian' decor of tiny gilded tendrils arround some enamelled white heart like centres. The Persian style became popular in the 1880-90's by the pioneering works of Brocard, Lobmeyr and later by Galle, too. The two darke brown cased vases show the strong influence of Persian shapes, the colour is known from 'Octopus', 'Columbia', 'Onyx' and other Loetz décors. Often 'Octopus' vases are found with this décor and it is believed, that the brown variant is named 'Victoria'. The expressive brass mount fits the bottom of the smaller vase exactly. Both vases are blown from top and do not have a polished pontil. The bowl is the first 'Carneol' piece, I found, being décorated by this décor. The two vases are H=18.5 and 25 cm, the bowl is D=30x23.5 cm.