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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA961013: Art Nouveau Loetz Silver Overlay Papillon Glass Vase With Dimpled Body

Art Nouveau Loetz Silver Overlay Papillon Glass Vase With Dimpled Body

£1,795    $2,288    €2,075
Art Nouveau Loetz iridescent glass vase with dimpled body in the Candia Papillon décor with silver overlay on all sides . The vase has a long slender neck which opens out at the top with 3 shaped edges which are also overlaid with silver. The silver overlay is very finely worked and is in a beautiful Art Nouveau style. A beautiful piece in excellent original condition and made by the Loetz witwe glassworks in Klostermuhle about 1910. A wonderful example of Art Nouveau glass and in excellent original condition. Unsigned. A beautiful vase with excellent iridescence and silver overlay
 
Excellent original condition
 
Few glassworks have exploited the bluish-green combination of cobalt, copper and iron more successfully than that founded in 1840 by Johann Loetz in Klostermuhle, Bohemia, which was within the Austro-Hungarian empire during most of its period of operation. Even though Loetz died in 1848, the Loetz factory was initially operated by his wife under the name Glasfabrik Johann Loetz-Witwe (the Widow Johann Loetz Glassworks). It retained that name until its closing during the Second World War. By the early 1880s the Loetz works had acquired a reputation as a manufacturer of fine glass, produced under the direction of Loetz’s grandson Max Ritter von Spaun. He modernized the works and introduced innovative glass types and production techniques, several of which he patented. By 1889, Loetz glassware was well enough established to exhibit at the Paris International Exposition. Spaun was further encouraged by successes at the 1893 Columbia World’s Fair in Chicago, and he concentrated his efforts on developing iridescent finishes. In 1898, after several years of experimentation with variations in firing, he patented a technique to produce the deep blue or gold metallic luster for which Loetz is known. It is still the most identifiable and most sought-after feature of Loetz glass. Spaun celebrated with an impressive exhibition of vessels he designed for production i...
The antique presented on this page [ANTIQUE NUMBER SA961013] was made in 1910:
1910
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