LOETZ, GOLD PAPILLON, THUMBPRINT TREFOIL ART GLASS VASE, OUTSTANDING - For Sale
LOETZ, GOLD PAPILLON, THUMBPRINT TREFOIL ART GLASS VASE, OUTSTANDING
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 "Papillon" and the form is a pinched or thumbprint Trefoil flower vase. The Vase is a nice size as it stands 5 1/4" tall and has a diameter of 4" at its widest point. The bottom of the vase has a diameter of 2 1/8".
The Vase has an outstanding Gold Papillon (Oil Spot) Decoration. The elongated mottles are tightly packed next to each other in a vertical fashion. The iridescence is just outstanding as you can see vivid colors of Golds, Blues, and and some Fuchsia along with Platinum Blue on the bottom side. The vase displays a classic Austrian Shape with a Three Fold Top with the thumbprint indentations perfectly shaped between each fold in the middle of the vase. The vase has kind of a swollen shape with thumbprint indents. The base glass is clear glass with this applied Papillon Decoration.
The Vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The opening at the top has a nicely fire polished Trefoil lip. The bottom has a counter sunk polished pontil. This is the sign of a quality piece of Art Glass. The Vase is unsigned as is typical of most Loetz vases. It more than likely had a paper label at one time. There is no doubt that this is Loetz as this decorated pattern technique is a well documented pattern design. The vase is very clean outside and in and it shows minimal signs of use.
This is one of the nicest Gold Papillon Trefoil Vases that I have ever owned. The decoration is brilliant and well defined. I'm quite sure the lucky buyer will be quite pleased with their purchase. This vase was made circa 1899-1905 and is considered the early years for Loetz.