Posted 3 years ago
I'm very fond of Loetz vases made by exhibiting extruded handles pulled out of the hot glass mass. In an earlier post four months ago, I showed four vases with pulled out handles of different décors. Now, I was glad to obtain this Loetz Creta-Glatt vase by kind support of Warren Galle. It shows a three-fold symmetry and of the six handles there are three extruded out of the bottom glass mass forming double loops in direction to the top rim tips. The other three handles are pointing downwards in the mids of the three faces. Each handle is made by two parallel cuttings into the shaped molten glass of about 1" length and about 1/5" appart (and a second pair of cuttings for the second loop just below it), the small piece of glass, thereby separated from the wall, is pulled out and the cutting is closed again by melting the two edges together, melting the handles round and healing the vase again. This results into a very faint characteristic joint, here visible in fotos 2 and 3 using a greater enlargement by clicking onto the fotos. Though the décor Creta-Glatt is quite simple, the actual intriguing production process shows the mastership of the glass blowers. The production number of the vase is unknown, but one might savely assume, that it was designed in 1902 together with a series of other vases with extruded handles. My vase stands H=15.5 and D=10.5 cm.