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Loetz Aeolus/Formosa/Mimosa Variant...or something like that!

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B: So pretty!124 of 191Imperial Free Hand Vase c. 1923Harrach Gilt/enameled drinking glass, shaded purple to clear
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Posted 6 years ago

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All Loetz ... part Mimosa, part Formosa with some Aeolus mixed in for good measure = this incredible work of art in glass.
Creative and innovative and well ahead of their time, the craftsman at Loetz would see this surface decoration influence the Moorish Crackle line by Victor Durand 25 years later. Some shots from the web to better illustrate the point. Special thanks to AlfredoVillanueva for the photo of the pink Mimosa and to Eddie Scheepers of Loetz.com for identifying the Mimosa line.


  1. magdalenagirl magdalenagirl, 6 years ago
    just absolutely gorgeous
  2. cogito cogito, 6 years ago
    I see the Mimosa and Formosa, but where's the Aeolus?
  3. famatta127 famatta127, 6 years ago
    Its more obvious when you handle it...just a generalization toward the layered threading.
  4. cogito cogito, 6 years ago
    Gotcha. Does it look like they started with Formosa first, then applied the Mimosa "crackling" or vice versa. Very interesting vase.
  5. dasullywon dasullywon, 5 years ago
    I know this is a late comment, Tony; but what about Astglas? It seems to me that the "variant" looks a lot like Astglas (1899-1900) and of course Mimosa. The variant is great, and I love the Aeolus too - great colors! The first one is very interesting, and definitely has the Formosa waves; beautiful!

    So what is it that distinguishes Astglas from the rest?
  6. famatta127 famatta127, 5 years ago
    Most Astglas has an underlay of Rusticana to it..really hard to describe without holding it...the crackle sort of sits atop the knots and grain of the Rusticana to make Astglas
  7. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 5 years ago
    for when you just can't make up your mind which dekor you are in the mood for :)
  8. dasullywon dasullywon, 5 years ago
    Thanks Tony!

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