Auction ended on June 4th, 2005 UTC
704: Loetz "Columbia" vase, ruby, applied "Columbus" m
Sold for: $225|Estimate: $500 - $700|Sell a Similar Item
Unusual Loetz vase that has an iridized metallic surface, an inspiration from excavated ancient glass. The 8 inch ruby vessel has the mask of Christopher Columbus applied to the body, the style known as "Columbia" ware. A similar example is shown in Arwas "Glass, Art Nouveau to Art Deco", page 149.
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