4 | A Green Loetz Witwe Papillon Vase, Bohemia, c. 1900

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    • Green glass with blue-iridescent splashes
    • Bohemia, c. 1900
    • Glass manufactory Loetz Witwe (est. 1836) – Bohemian glass manufactory
    • Baluster-shaped vase with circular base and slightly vaulted sides
    • Broad shoulder with high, slender and cylindrical neck
    • Slightly protruding rim
    • All-over fine papillon décor, consisting of blue-iridescent splashes
    • Provenance: private ownership, Austria
    • Height: 23 cm
    • Very good condition
    • Small, very decorative glass vase in vernal colors in the style of Bohemia’s major glass manufactory of Art nouveau; the name of the décor is derived from the French word papillon meaning butterfly, since this kind of surface treatment resembles the delicate wings of butterflies
    • Expert estimate: € 1,000
    • This object is sold through the European office
  • Additional Information & Condition

    Additional Information & Condition

    The vase is in a very good condition with usual signs of age and wear. The surfaces are minimally rubbed. The height measures 23 cm.

    Loetz Witwe

    The products of the Bohemian glass manufactory Lötz Witwe constitute a highlight of Art Nouveau. In 1840, Johann Lötz bought the glassworks in Klostermühle, which were originally founded in 1836. After his death, the company was directed by his widow who eventually passed it on to her grandson Max Ritter von Spaun. Von Spaun modernized the operation and helped it in achieving world fame. The high-quality glass was sought after, especially because of its purity, intense colours and the metallic iridescent phenomenal decor. Lötz’ Witwe cooperated with important manufacturers such as J. & L. Lobmeyr, E. Bakalowits Söhne and Argentor-Werke and employed renowned artists like Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser and the Wiener Werkstätte. (nlu)

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