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Loetz Violett Argentan Vase, PNII-5647 c.1908

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Bohemian Art Glass117 of 6590Documentation Bohemia Era 1900-1915 Harrach  etc. Advertisement Pages, with more producers for distributor's stock offer.Victorian/Art Nouveau crackle glass three piece vase with hanging baskets
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    Posted 7 months ago

    Michelleb007
    (254 items)

    I have to say that Loetz’s Argentan décor has been one that I have wanted for ages. I fell in love with all the examples I saw, and always hoped to own one of my own. Each piece has a different pattern of broken foil contained within the glass, making them glitter in a special way. As a Christmas gift from my wonderful husband, this vase appeared under the tree for me, all the way from Germany. It is in the beautiful color ‘violett’, and is PNII-5647, dating to 1908. It is a little one at only 3.7in (9.3cm) tall, but big in impact!

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    1. inky inky, 7 months ago
      I do love this decor as well, Michelle, I hope to one day come across one too..I think the shape of yours shows it off beautifully.
    2. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 7 months ago
      Thanks so much Penny! I am sure that with your eye, you will find one. I wish my photos showed how pretty it is in person, but it was a bit hard to photograph, I think due to all the slivery flecks!
    3. racer4four racer4four, 7 months ago
      It is beautiful Michelle.
      This type of expanded foil pattern is one the Japanese took onboard after the war.
      They knew a good thing when they saw it!
    4. IronLace IronLace, 7 months ago
      Totally magical!
      The decor reminds me of raindrops streaming down a window...captured forever in glass. What a wonderful gift!
    5. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 7 months ago
      bellísimo and IronLace is right it reminds the drops over the grass in the first morning hours
    6. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 7 months ago
      Thank you Karen - I had no idea the Japanese used this technique, too! I will have to look up some examples!
    7. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 7 months ago
      Thank you Marin; I love your description! It was a special gift - he does spoil me! :)
    8. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 7 months ago
      kivatinitz, thanks so much! I know exactly what you mean. :)
    9. sklo42 sklo42, 7 months ago
      What a lovely addition to your amazing collection, Michelle. The colour is a delight, and not often seen if I'm not mistaken.
    10. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 7 months ago
      Thanks so much Peggy! Yes, it is quite unusual; I love the color - I am glad you do, too! :)

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