LOETZ, GOLD PAPILLON ART GLASS VASE, GREAT MOTTLING - For Sale
LOETZ, GOLD PAPILLON ART GLASS VASE, GREAT MOTTLING
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 Flower Vase. The Vase is a nice cabinet size as it stands 4 1/8" tall and has a diameter of 3 3/8" at its widest point. The bottom of the vase has a diameter of 1 5/8".
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 Greek Urn shape. It starts out thin at the bottom, then flares out at an angle and then it comes back in. The neck rises up above the body and flares out ever so gently. The neck is fairly tall for the vessel. 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 polished and beveled top lip. The bottom does not have a counter sunk polished pontil. This means this vase was blown into a mold from the top then cut at the top and polished. This was very typical of your European Glass Houses to do this. The American Houses usually displayed a counter sunk and polished pontil with a fire polished rolled edge. The Vase is unsigned as is typical of 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 design. The vase is very clean outside and in and it shows minimal signs of use.
This is one of the nicest Gold Papillon Decor Vases I have ever owned. The decoration is brilliant and well defined. I'm quite sure the lucky buyer will be very pleased with their purchase. This vase was made circa 1899-1905 and is considered the early years for Loetz.