For sale is a lovely vase made by Loetz Klostermuehle of Bohemia which is now the modern day Czech Republic. The Pattern is called "Wellenoptisch / Oceanik" and the form is a " Squat Melon Optic Ribbed Vase. The Vase is a good size as it stands 4 1/8" tall and has a diameter of 6 3/4" at its widest point. The bottom of the vase has a diameter of 4 1/8". The very top lip has a diameter of 4 1/8" giving this Vase its balance with the height.
The base glass is aquamarine in color. The Vase has a wonderful raised "Optic Ribbed Wave" Pattern in the glass. It is further decorated with an Oil Spot finish. The vase displays a very beautiful rainbow colored iridescence with Fuchsia tones throughout. It is accented with 6 blown out Ribs that resemble a gourd. It is very European in design. This is one of the prettiest Pastel Loetz Vases I have ever owned. 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, 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 including the bottom shows some of the most beautiful Fuchsia Iridescent Coloring one can imagine. The Vase is very clean inside and shows minimal signs of use as you can see some scratches along the bottom edge. This is typical of it age and use. This vase is known as Oceanic (Wellenoptisch) Loetz Catalog.
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 1900-1905 and is considered the early years for Loetz.