For Sale is a lovely vase made by Loetz Klostermuehle of Bohemia which is now the modern day Czech Republic. I have a ribbed swirl compote done in iridescent glass. The compote is a nice cabinet size as it stands 3 1/4" tall and has a diameter of 5 1/2" at its widest point. The bottom of the vase has a diameter of 3 3/8".
The base glass is chartreuse in color. The Compote has a raised vertical "Optic Ribbed" Pattern on the exterior of the glass. You can feel it at the underside top bowl and as the ribbing works its way to the bottom it becomes more and more defined. The foot of the compote has this same ribbed optic swirl effect. It actually looks like Vaseline glass. The inside displays a very beautiful rainbow colored iridescence with strong fuchsia and purple tones throughout. This is the only part of the compote that has iridescence. The Compote has 8 ruffles and resembles the Ruffled Salts that were made by LCT Tiffany Favrile. The top lip is rolled and fire polished like the American Contemporaries of the day such as Tiffany Favrile, Quezal, Durand and Steuben Aurene. The underside exterior bottom ring is polished smooth.
The Vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The Compote has a manufacturing flaw of a little extra glass along the top lip in one area. This is hardly noticeable and only mentioned for accuracy. This Compote is very clean inside and out as it shows minimal signs of use. You can see some scratches along the out bottom edge. This is typical of it age and use.
This is a beautiful compote and a not so commonly found color. I have had the finger bowls in this shape before but never the compote. I'm quite sure you Loetz collectors will welcome this fine addition into your collection.
This vase was made circa 1900-1910.