For sale is a lovely miniature vase made by Loetz Klostermuehle of Bohemia which is now the modern day Czech Republic. The pattern is called "Candia Papillon" and the form is a "Miniature Perfume" vase. The vase is extremely small as it only stands 1 3/4" and is approximately 1 3/8" in diameter.
This cabinet miniature perfume vase has that European flare to it. It is a classic Greek urn shape with dimpled sides, an elongated neck that flares ever so gently. The vase displays a wonderful mottled gold iridescence with an elongated gold iridescence texture applied directly to the exterior surface. You can see beautiful hues of platinum blues and some fuchsia. The decoration when lit, looks like elongated real oil spots running through the vessel. This appears to be a decoration that was applied to a clear base glass. It is a wonderful technique that Loetz developed and appropriately named "Candia Papillon" or by the collectors name "Oil Spots". The quality of this glass is comparable to L.C.T. Tiffany Favrile of New York. These two competed heavily for the Art Nouveau glass market in the United States at the turn of the Century.
This cabinet miniature perfume vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The vase is not signed but it does have a wonderful nicely polished counter sunk pontil. The finishing sign of a quality piece of art glass. This miniature was actually made as a perfume with a cork top. My last picture shows a Loetz miniature with one. These perfumes were carried in one's pocket to freshen up. During the Victorian times one would be lucky if they bathed monthly. They carried these small perfumes to hide their odor. Most of these small vessels did not survive and subsequently are considered quite rare. You just don't see these too often. This is a quality piece of art glass and I'm sure the buyer will not be disappointed. This vessel was made circa 1900-1920.
If you collect works of Austrian Jugendstil Art Nouveau glass, or American art glass by Tiffany and Steuben please consider this work of art. This is a documented decoration on the www.loetz.com web site. This is probably the best site for documentation of Loetz Decors. They also show Loetz's European contemporaries styles as well. Here is a link below.
https://sites.google.com/site/loetzandglass/Home/loetz-miniature-vases Click on or copy and paste into browser to see documentation