LOETZ, PAMPAS DECOR, LARGE RUFFLED CENTERPIECE VASE, OUTSTANDING - For Sale
LOETZ, PAMPAS DECOR, LARGE RUFFLED CENTERPIECE VASE, OUTSTANDING
For sale is a lovely vase made by Loetz Klostermuehle of Bohemia which is now the modern day Czech Republic. The Pattern is called "Pampas" and the form is a "Large Ruffled Centerpiece Vase. The Vase is quite large as it stands 7" tall and has a diameter of 10 3/4" at its widest point. The bottom of the vase has a diameter of 5 5/8". Picture 3 shows a size comparison next to a can of Campbell's Soup.
The Vase displays a base glass that is light green in color. It is further decorated with a wonderful raised "Thread" Decor that is done in a Fishnet grid work Pattern. These threads are thick and raised up on the glass. They are actually fused into the main body as one. It is further accented with an Iridescent Oil Spot finish. The vase displays a very beautiful rainbow "mother-of-pearl" iridescence with Fuchsia tones throughout. It is accented with 8 large ruffles at the top. It is very European in design. The Pattern form and Color are exceptional. The top lip is rolled and fire polished like the American Contemporaries of the day Tiffany Favrile, Quezal, Durand and Steuben Aurene.
The Vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The Vase does display a very nice counter sunk polished pontil. This is the sign of a quality piece of Art Glass. The Vase is very clean inside and shows minimal signs of use. You can see some scratches along the bottom edge outer rim. This is typical of its age and use.
This is a Beautiful Vase that is not so commonly found. You Loetz collectors will welcome this fine addition into your collection. This Vase was made, circa 1899-1905 and is considered the early years for Loetz Decorative Art Glass.