An excellent and very rare early 20th Century iridescent glass vase of bulbous form heightened with an applied silver Art Nouveau design, stamped. For full details please see additional information below
Van De Velde
This is a true Museum piece, created in 1900 and part of the VIII th. Secession Exhibition in Vienna. This 1900 exposition ran around the same time as The World Exposition of 1900 in Paris, where a similar vase was shown by ‘La Maison Moderne’. Both exhibitions showed unique items designed by, Charles Robert Ashbee, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret Macdonald, as well as ‘Henry van de Velde‘ and the Parisian shop ‘La Maison Moderne’. Some of these decorative vases executed by Loetz, were mostly done in ‘Papillon’ glass with silver holders or collars in exiting Art Nouveau shapes. Very few were done with heavy silver Celtic entrelacs, especially designed by ‘Henri van de Velde’. These are extremely hard to find and were sold only, through ‘La Maison Moderne’ in Paris. This cabinet collectors vase, is one of those. The shape is documented as a reverse-blown vase by Loetz and fitted with a splendid silver Celtic entrelac designed by ‘Van de Velde’, whom even by today’s standards, is considered as being on of the most important and Internationally renowned designers and architects of the International Art Nouveau movement. In Belgium and Germany, he’s even crowned as the originator of Art Nouveau! Also the fact that it was made to special order for ‘La Maison Moderne’ and signed as such, is a rarity on its own.
Reverse blown Loetz Papillon glass vase, with silvery-blue papillon spots on the bottom part of the vase and a deep golden papillon spotting towards the top. Solid silver Celtic entrelac mount, designed by ‘Henri van de Velde’, with a heavy silver rim mount. Made especially for: La Maison Moderne – Paris, between 1899 and 1900 (stamped) French silver Minerva mark and another stamp by the maker.
Some of this info can be found in “Glass”, Art Nouveau to Art Deco, by Victor Arwas.(First Edition). See page 146* for a similar slightly larger vase, designed by ‘Henry van de Velde’.
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