Posted 7 months ago
This 'Early Loetz' conch shell vase is optically ribbed mould blown by clear glass having an outer case of white opal and an inner case of deminished bright 'Kaiser-Rot' (Emporer-Red) glass. It hase a golden highlighted characteristically toolet rim as could similarly be seen e.g. in PN=I/7784 (1890). This vase stands on two glass feet shaped as they were popular in the 1890's. Lateron Loetz produced numerous conch shell vases, all of which are standing on a glass socket, often decorated by glass corals. A vase of very similar shape could be seen in PN=I/6997 (1897), but omitting the elaborate tooled rim. For a comparison of the 'Kaiser-Rot' glass color, the last foto shows this vase together with a pitcher of the same deminished color (slightly more intense by a thicker inner case and not shaded by opale glass), decorated by Dek=III/23. For most of the 'Early Loetz' vases the PN's remain unknown, from the style of this vase a production in the mid 1880's seems to be appropriate, The vase stands 11 cm high and is 17.5x11 cm long.