|Deco Period Loetz Papillon Post 1918|
One of the most popular early decors for Loetz was the Papillon line. It had a very long life, having started in 1898 and contined on well into the 1920's. It saw a resurgence as the Art Deco period replaced the Art Nouveau.
This Loetz cobalt Papillon vase stands only 5" tall but displays larger due to its width. The handles always add interest as well as value. It is signed with the etched oval mark seen after 1918 as well as the remnants of a paper label. Nice bright iridescence from what was basically an updated line for the Deco period.
|Fluid organic lines so often associated with the Art Nouveau period, this early Loetz was a testiment to the technical skills of the gaffers employed by J.Loetz|
SO...my question to you is, which do you prefer and why?