A Loetz finger bowl with ruffled rim and iridescent blue & green oil spot decoration. Has a polished pontil. Height: 2 7/8 inches; diameter: 6 1/2 inches. Excellent condition! (#2526)
Loetz glass was made in many varieties since its founding in 1840. Johann Loetz died in 1848, but the factory was operated by his widow until 1879, when his grandson took over. It was his work during the Art Nouveau period of the early 20th century for which Loetz is best known today. Loetz was one of the few rivals of Tiffany at the turn of the century in the iridescent glass techniques now so prized by collectors.