Posted 9 months ago
I was lucky enough to acquire this beautiful example of Loetz’s Ausführung 237 recently. I picked it up in person only about ten minutes from my home, and had a nice chat with the man selling it for a friend. (Apparently his friend had inherited a really nice glass collection, but didn’t care for the glass, so he was helping her to sell it.) I have to say that I think my vase is a beauty, and I am lucky she didn’t like it! I was immediately struck by the beautiful golden iridescence over the swirling colors; I didn’t really see that in the photos, and it was wonderful to experience in hand. You can see this best in the last image.
This is a large piece, standing 10-1/2” (26.7 cm) tall. Ausf. 237 dates to 1925; the finely ground pontil is marked with the Loetz oval. I am not sure of the PN for this piece.