Posted 5 years ago
As you may have noticed, I don't have a great record on attribution - lots of unidentified pieces! I'm therefore always a little nervous coming right out and suggesting a maker, but I think I'm on pretty safe ground with these three. I believe they're all Loetz (hold breath, wait for the correction comments).
First, a little Creta Papillon, cut and polished rim. Second, another papillon on green, but a lighter, yellower shade of green base glass. I'm not sure of the correct name for this shade, so comments gratefully received. Fire polished rim and lovely polished pontil mark. Finally, another vase the same size and approximate shape as the first, but with a fire polished rim and polished pontil mark. I believe this is Astglas and when I started writing this post I was sure someone else had posted one in the same, decor, colour and shape fairly recently, but now I cannot find it anywhere!
The smallest is 3" tall, the largest 3.5".
I was inspired to post these by Greatsnowyowl's reference to her collection of pieces in the same shape as the two outer vases (http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/58189-attrib-harrach-cameo-miniature-vase?in=user)
and by Austrohungaro's lovely Creta Papillon (http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/57699-ltz-vase--creta-papillon?in=666).
Both have posted such fabulous collections it is nice to find any similarity to pieces in mine!