LOETZ, CANDIA SILBERIRIS ASTARTIG VASE, VERY ORGANIC - For Sale
LOETZ, CANDIA SILBERIRIS ASTARTIG VASE, VERY ORGANIC
For sale is a lovely Art Glass Vase made by Loetz Klostermuehle of Bohemia which is now the modern day Czech Republic. The Pattern is called "Astartig" and the form is a Flower Vase. The Vase is a nice size as it stands 5 1/4" tall and has a diameter of 3 1/8" at its widest point. The bottom of the vase has a diameter of 2 1/8".
The Vase displays a very beautiful Candia (Gold) Silberiris texture with random patterns pinched within the surface while the glass was still warm from the furnace and finished with a scalloped irregular top rim. The iridescence is just outstanding as you can see vivid colors of Gold, Platinum Blue and very strong Fuchsia. The Base Glass is Clear with a Gold Applied decoration. Astartig (branch) glass used a highly iridescent gold finish over Candia glass, usually free form pieces, with small protrusions pulled from the body of the glass. The Vase has a beautiful organic shape and appears to be a double gourd shape.
The Vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The Opening at the top resemble a Flower Form Shape and is quite irregular. The bottom does display a counter sunk polished pontil. This is the mark of a quality piece of art Glass. The Vase is not signed but it is a very well documented Loetz Decor. The Vase is very clean outside and in as It shows minimal signs of use.
This is a very nice vase that is not so commonly found. The decoration is brilliant and well defined. I'm quite sure the buyer will be very pleased with their purchase. This Vase was known as Candia Astartig Silberiris, Production No. 1828 in the Loetz Catalog. This Vase was made circa 1904 and is considered the early years for Loetz.