Posted 2 years ago
This is a rare shape and decor for Loetz, enigmatic because it is described in detail on the paper pattern for this shape, but not really given an official name. It is described as follows: Candia mit blauen Dekor (colorless ground with blue decor), tiefe eindrücke (deep indents), Genre wie 830 (genre "like" 830). To break it down, Production number (PN) II-830 is a similar, but smaller, shape than PN II-831, it has shallower indents, and the decoration is drawn directly onto the paper pattern. In the description of the ground color on the PN II-831 pattern, it was originally written as "gelb" (yellow) ground, but this is struck through, and Candia is written. It is iridescent both inside and out, which gives it a yellow hue, even though the glass itself is colorless. The second photo shows a comparison of PG 830 and this vase - it is definitely "like" PG 830, but the decoration is blue rather than silver, and there are approximately double the bands of color over its sister decor. It is properly signed "Loetz Austria". As you can see in the last photo, it is right at home and holds its own against some of the better pieces in my collection.