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 "Disapora" and the form is flower form vase. The vase has some size to it as it stands 6 13/16" tall has a diameter of 5 1/2" at its widest point. The bottom of the vase has a diameter of 3".
The vase has a very Art Nouveau shape. The vase has a squat organic shape. It displays three upper and 3 lower pressed thumbprint indents in the glass body. The top lip resembles a Jack in the Pulpit flower with 3 points raising up and 3 folds of glass folded down between them. The vase displays a very beautiful Candia (Gold) Silberiris Diaspora texture which resembles moon craters throughout the vase. Silberiris refers to the addition of a highly iridescent finish, either silver, pale blue, or a deeper blue. It has a rolled over fire polished top lip. The iridescence is just outstanding as you can see vivid colors of golds, platinum blues and very strong fuchsia. The base glass is clear with the gold applied decoration.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The bottom does display a counter sunk polished pontil. This is the finishing mark of a quality piece of art glass. The vase is signed with a spurious L.C.T. mark but there is no doubt that this is a well documented Loetz decor. The vase is very clean outside and in as it shows minor signs of use. These larger Loetz vases were often knocked over and very few of them survived without any damage. This vase has no damage what so ever.
This is a very nice vase that is not so commonly found. The decoration is brilliant and well defined. I'm quite sure the buyer will be very happy with their purchase. This vase decor was known as Candia Diaspora in the Loetz catalog. This vase was made circa 1902-05 and is considered the early years for Loetz.