Posted 12 years ago
This is what we thought it was a "Lötz treasure" but thanks to some helping people at CollectorsWeekly, and a very interesting and even enjoying debate at CW (please read the comments), has happened to be a Thomas Webb and Sons vase, probably made 20 years before any Lötz vase made in this decoration. It is an amazing 21 cm tall vase with side handles and spirals applied under them... It really is a weird and beautiful design!
We've got two more Phänomen 377 (http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/55606-ltz-phnomen-genre-377-ca-1900-i?in=user and http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/51244-ltz-phnomen-genre-377-in-cobalt-blu?in=user) and we were pretty sure this one was a Lötz too, as the iridiscence on it is something truly impressive: all those shades of orange, purple, blue, green... I am actually working on detail pictures of this vase that I will share with you later.
Since this piece was first shared on CW we've been looking for pictures and texts so we can find out who the designer was, being our first guess Marie Kirschner, but after SteveS pointed out the possibilty it would be a vase by Webb & Sons and Londonloetzlearner sent us and interesting link about it, we've been studying about it until we finally got the wonderful help from Famatta, confirming the Webb theory.
We want to thank to everyone who's helped in identifying this piece, and to all those who've shown their love for this amazing vase.