Loetz was probably the finest European iridised glass maker of the Art Nouveau period. The Candia ground is the base glass of golden color. The Silveriris finish is the result of a lightly applied, silvery yellow powder which renders the glass semi-opaque with an iridescent glow in a rainbow of colors. And the marvered spots are sometimes called oil spots, made on the marver which is the metal surfaced table that the melted glass is rolled upon.
The shape of this Loetz vase is: dimpled base, elongated throat and pinched, flared mouth. Its size makes it special -- nearly a foot tall, and makes it all the more beautiful as the "Silveriris" finish reflects blue, green and golden colors. Typical of Loetz, the pontil is round and smoothly polished, and also typically, there is no etched signature. Please note: Isolated bubbles and tiny black flecks of ash in the glass were almost unavoidable in the early 1900s while glassmakers were still using wood (rather than coal) to fire the furnaces. Rather than imperfections, they are proof of age.
Genuine Loetz of Austria, Art Nouveau era, guaranteed. The item "11 Art Nouveau Antique Loetz Iridescent Glass Vase Astraea Oil Spot c1900" is in sale since Sunday, February 10, 2019.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Bohemian/Czech\Loetz". The seller is "richginger" and is located in Richmond, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.