Posted 10 years ago
Silver and green glass cabochon overlay on a art glass vase by Ferdinand von Poschinger (Buchenau, circa 1902). This vase features a milky opalescent mother-of-pearl lustre upper decor, while the lower portion is highlighted by wavy amber-coloured, "Helios" oil-spot type decor. The well-thought out and placed silver overlay features four green glass cabochons. Excellent condition w/ no complications in the glass or overlay. Dimensions: 6.5”(H) x 3.8”(W).
Often Art Nouveau / Jugendstil overlay tends to “smother” the natural beauty of the art glass decor below. This vase by Ferdinand von Poschinger, which can be found in a few different sizes (of which this is one of the taller versions), was designed in such a way that the overlay and underlying decor do not interfere but compliment each other. The green glass cabochons provide a nice color contrast to the predominant amber and white colored decor ground. Versions of this Poschinger vase were also produced with copper overlay and different colored cabochons. The Passau Museum has multiple versions of the line production in its various forms.
Thanks to Alfredo for additional information and attribution confirmation.