Posted 2 years ago
Found at a local antiques fair that I attended on the weekend, this vase caught my eye for a number or reasons. The salmon pink colour (not often seen, & my favorite shade of pink in glass) & the delicate enamel decoration.
The vase shades from milky opalescence at the base, to a deep salmon pink at the top. Measuring around 16 cm tall, it is ribbed, with a tricorn shaped top rim that is finely crimped, & an applied thorny handle in clear glass. The enamel & gilded decoration is of stylised branches, with pine needles & cherry blossom type flowers. Snapped off pontil mark underneath.
From comparing with similar pieces pictured in Dr. K M Hasselbach's article on Early Loetz production on Loetz.com - in particular images 36.02, 36.03, 36.05, & 36.06, I feel that this vase may also be an example of Victorian era Loetz.