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Author Topic: Bohemian? Small iridescent goldish vase with handles, polished pontil mark  (Read 3909 times)

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I bought this sweet little vase recently as I have no iridescent glass in this colour.  I think it's old, there are some bubbles in the glass and little dark specks and some wear to the base.  I've searched all my books and online and the only thing I could think of was it might be Loetz Candia Silberiris? It's 3 3/4" tall and has a polished pontil mark and a firepolished rim.  It has a small foot, the iridescence appears 'crackled' and the handles were applied afterwards as they are not iridescent.
Any thoughts much appreciated and thank you for looking.
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Re: Bohemian? Small iridescent goldish vase with handles, polished pontil mark
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 11:52:55 PM »
Stunning bit of glass m.

Looks like a good shout to me (for what it is worth), can we have a photo of the finish?

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Re: Bohemian? Small iridescent goldish vase with handles, polished pontil mark
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 11:56:59 PM »
new pics attached -thanks for looking :)
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Re: Bohemian? Small iridescent goldish vase with handles, polished pontil mark
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2012, 12:17:36 AM »
I wonder how tall this one is?

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Re: Bohemian? Small iridescent goldish vase with handles, polished pontil mark
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2012, 07:31:47 AM »
Small I would guess. It looks very comparable to my Olympia in many ways

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Re: Bohemian? Small iridescent goldish vase with handles, polished pontil mark
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2012, 08:12:04 AM »
I did come across that one or at least one the same as that on my travels :) I think it was a cabinet vase as well.
However mine does not have iridised handles  :-\
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Re: Bohemian? Small iridescent goldish vase with handles, polished pontil mark
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2012, 01:18:11 PM »
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/63996-2-handled-loetz-candia-silberiris-vase
I think this is the same vase as John linked to.
My decor looks slightly more transparent than most I can find and also the handles are not iridescent. 
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I've been searching for something else and came across this vase attributed as Loetz Olympia (it's damaged).  It has plain non iridised handles and immediately I thought of my little vase.  There's no reference for the shape and attribution (and I don't know for sure I'm afraid)  but assuming it is Loetz Olympia, then I thought I'd add it here as a reference of a Loetz iridescent vase that has handles non iridised - just so I don't forget for future ref  :)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Loetz-Olympia-Art-Nouveau-Double-Handled-Vase-c-1898-/251053602171?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a73f5f57b

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The awful pix make it hard to decide whether it is Olympia...

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they do.  It's a funny silvery-blue green finish that I have on one of my Olympia vases though.  I've had three, two with a similar warmer green finish (one which I still have) and another that appears to be a different colour and is this bluey green, much cooler looking.  I always wondered whether they were from different periods in production.
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