Posted 10 months ago
Here is another little Loetz vase that I was happy to find recently; it is a 'Loetz Cephalonia mit Patinadekor' vase dating to 1902. It is only 4" (10.2cm) tall, but so rich in details. It was designed to look like an ancient Roman glass vase, including the iridescence, the encrustations, and patination seen in very old buried glass. It is made of 'candia' colored glass with coppery colored torn inclusions, and then has an enameled patina applied to the spiral and neck of the vase. I took a picture of the neck in bright natural light to show the details of the enamel. (The straight 'Cephalonia' decor has no painted patina.) It is highly uv reactive under black light and has a finely polished pontil. This little vase came to me from Wales.