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Charles Lotton Cypriote-type Iridescent Art Glass signed and dated

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Posted 5 years ago


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About 15-20 years ago, I was at an antique show in downtown Chicago looking for Loetz. I saw this wonderful iridescent art glass vase in a very expensive cabinet belonging to a high end dealer. I was excited to see in person, what I was certain was Tiffany Cypriote. The dealer told me I was looking at Charles Lotton's version of Cypriote Glass. I was amazed that a contemporary artist was capable of such quality. For years afterwards I educated myself on his many styles as well as the work of his other family members. I promised myself that one day I would buy a Charles Lotton vase that was...
1) blue or mandarian red
2) cypriote decorated

The big bonus for me was this form. No knock to his usual shapes but some are just to modern for me. The classic gourd shape is reminiscent of works by Tiffany, Quezal and Steuben. And finally, the "King Tut" type decor made famous by Durand gave this vase every element I could hope for. 8" tall. Properly signed and dated 1981


  1. cogito cogito, 5 years ago
    I suspect Deb would wholeheartedly approve.
  2. LoetzDance LoetzDance, 5 years ago
    Yes, I do! Charles Lotton's cypriots and lavas are my favorite decors next to his Mandarin red. Charles is 77 years young and continues to work at the furnace every day creating amazing art glass. This pieces demonstrates why he has been called the "Tiffany of the future!" Great example and nice find.
  3. LoetzBuddies LoetzBuddies, 5 years ago
    I have one Charles Lotton posted earlier. Also gourd shape. Dated 1976 so it's from his early years.
  4. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    thanks for sharing -- beautiful piece

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