For sale is a lovely vase made by Loetz Klostermuehle of Bohemia which is now the modern day Czech Republic. The pattern is called "Bronce Glatt" and the form is a flower vase. The vase has some size as it stands stands 7" tall and has a diameter of 3 5/8" at its widest point at the top. The underside bottom has a diameter of 1 3/4".
The vase display a bulbous bottom with a narrow stem that rises up to a trumpet shaped form. This vase has an olive or russet green color when held to the light. It has a very nice iridescence sheen when unlit. The feel and appearance of the this base glass resembles Steuben's Verre de Soie (Glass of Silk) glass and it wouldn't surprise me if Frederick Carder created his Verre de Soie from this Loetz Decor. Loetz was making this style of decor before Steuben was even in business. We consider this a Florist shaped vessel for flowers.
The vase is considered to be in very good condition as there are no cracks, chips or dings. There are some tooling marks up under the bulbous bottom and cannot be seen when displayed. The vase has a very nice fire polished flared and rolled edge top lip. This vase also has a countersunk polished pontil. This is the finishing mark of a quality piece of Bohemian hand blown art glass.
Purchase with confidence as this is a lovely form to find in Loetz's Bronce Glatt decor. This piece is early Loetz, circa 1895-1910.