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<3137 of 2401906 Loetz Blue Metallin Optic vaseUsing part of Loetz decor as feet.
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Posted 4 years ago


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Color fades from amethyst to colorless and then to an aqua / teal color. Embossed art nouveau design with thin layer of silver. No apparent markings. My best guess is possibly Czech, but it's really just a guess. I'd love to know more about it ... all opinions are welcome.

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  1. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 4 years ago
    There were a couple like this in the back room of the PMC. I have one with stereotypical bohemian decoration. I think bohemian is a safe bet.
  2. kunsthammer kunsthammer, 4 years ago
    Is this a silver overlay or is it carved out and then silvercoloured? Depending on that it could be either french or bohemian.
  3. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 4 years ago
    To me it looks like this is acid cut with a silver deposit. My gut on these is Goldberg.
  4. twentiethc, 4 years ago
    The design looks to be slightly embossed in the glass, and then I think the silver is applied very thinly; not quite like traditional overlay.
  5. twentiethc, 4 years ago
    The embossed design could be the result of an acid process that left the remaining surface with a satin finish.
  6. twentiethc, 4 years ago
    Thanks a bunch to both Greatsnowyowl and kunsthammer. Upon futher investigation with their leads, I have to agree the vase is likely by Karl Goldberg.

    I have now found several similar ones including this most-similar example:

    Thanks again.
  7. cogito cogito, 4 years ago
    I had the same form with overlay, but with a dark purple cased glass. Goldberg was the attribution for that piece. The silver overlay is really fragile and thin on these pieces; too much polishing and its gone.

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