LOETZ, CRETA PAPILLON 7 FINGER FAN VASE, OUTSTANDING - For Sale
LOETZ, CRETA PAPILLON 7 FINGER FAN VASE, OUTSTANDING
For sale I have a lovely Vase made by Loetz Klostermuehle of Bohemia which is now the modern day Czech Republic. The Pattern is called "Papillon" and the form is a Large Seven Finger Fan Flower Vase". The Vase is large as it stands 8" tall and has a diameter of 8" at its widest point. The bottom of the vase has a diameter of 4 3/4".
The Vase displays a Beaker Shaped bottom with a Fan Shaped Top. It has Seven Round Openings in the Top that resembles a glove that has it fingers cut off. These Fingers are round and are pinched together so the can receive Flower Buds in each opening. The Base Glass is Green (Creta). The Iridescence is just superb as it displays a beautiful Blue/Green Gold iridescence throughout. There is a very strong presence of Blue Iridescence. This Vase is very European in design. Attributed to Kolomon Moser, the designer of many famous pieces in the Seccesionist period.
The Vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The Openings at the top have a nice Fire Polished lip with a Countersunk Polished Pontil. This is the finishing mark of a Quality piece of Art Glass. The Vase is very clean outside and inside shows some signs of use as it is a little dirty on the inside bottom.
I show a size comparison next to a can of soup in the last picture so you can realize its size. This vase shape is somewhat Rare as you don't commonly see this form. This is known as Prod. Nr. 7891/8". This Vase was made, circa 1899-1905 and is considered the early years for Loetz.