Posted 2 years ago
This is quite a large Loetz vase, it stands H=26, Do=24, Du=14 cm and was made in 1927. The accordingly design paper is lost, but a nearly matching dècor could be seen in PN=III/3612 and almost the same shape in PN=III/3628. The design of this vase is rather complex and exhibits Loetz full mastership in combining 'Early Loetz Barock Glass' techniques with elaborate 'Art Deco' tango glass production. The vase is made of clear crystal glass decorated by embedded air bubbles. Onto the inner side brownish irregular glass flecks partly enhanced by silver-yellow glass are melted. Lastly the inner part is coated by 'Goldgelb' glass seen as background of the décor from the outside. The inner and outer parts are highly iridized. The 'tree bark' foot and the 'astartig' stem are also made of crystal clear glass and attached to each other, and to the vase bowl as well, by a larger number of pulled out teardrops. The 'Barock Glass' décor is described likewise in PN=III/3612 as 'Goldgelb mit Kristall, 4 Blaetter gruen mit schwarz Cobalt Silberiris' (gold-yellow with crystal, 4 leaves green with black cobalt silver-iris) and in some cases the fruits are explicitly mentioned. Here one plum is 'Cobalt' and the second of 'Candia Silberiris' glass. This type of vase is produced mostly only once or in very small limited series, it does not belong to any 'Ausfuehrung' nor to any 'Phenomen Genre', nevertheless these vases exhibit a very unique appearance.