Posted 8 years ago
I am sure this little guy is familiar to all of you, or at least it sure rings a bell...)
You're right! this is one the of the bronze glass vases which design, attributed to Christopher Dresser, is based upon the Trojan ceramic pieces found by Heinrich Schliemann.
And you all know well this baby's big brother, the very polemical horned vase we first thought to be from Lötz and ended up being a wonderful Webb vase which used the very same technique Löetz did 20 years later: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/55879-thomas-webb-and-sons-bronze-vase-1878
Carlos got this little vase (13,5 cm. tall) some months ago and I've been wanting to share it since them, but I wanted to take a nice pic of it... and I think this one's a good one!
As you can see the iridiscence is intense, and it is pretty much like that of its big brother, although this one having a smooth texture isn't as dramatic and colourful as the horned one, and it misses much of the pinks and purples the big one has.
As for th funny face and ears, what can I say?
By the way, I am adding some pics in this post. Pic No.2 displays two more Webb vases design after Scliemann's discoveries, and pic No.3 displays some of the original Trojan Scliemann vases.
We've got a third Webb/Dresser vase inspired in Mycenaean ceramics (Schliemann digged first at troja, then in Mycenae) and I will soon share it here!
PS: Thanks to SteveS for his corrections!!!