Johann Loetz Witwe – Olympia vase with Silberiris handles

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Manufacturer: Johann Loetz Witwe

Type: Olympia glass with Silberiris handles

Material: Molded and free-formed glass, reduced, improved pontil, iridescence

Color: light-green glass with yellow handles

Period: 1900 – 1909


This nice and elegant vase was made by Johann Loetz Witwe around 1900. The vase is blown in Olympia glass with 2 handles attached in Candia glass with a Silberiris iridescence. Olympia glass has a light green appearance, this color is obtained by adding a small amount of uranium during the glass blowing process. The ears, which are formed of colorless glass (Candia), have obtained the beautiful golden yellow iridescence by applying metal oxides and mineral salts that are called Silberiris.

The design of this vase with its wide foot and flared neck is very similar to a Roman balsamarium bottle. In the Jugendstil period, there was a strong focus on objects from classical antiquity that were frequently excavated during this period. It is therefore obvious that this design originated here.


Height: 105mm / 4.13”

Diameter: 90mm / 3.54”

Condition: Excellent condition

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