Luxury Design, Past & Present
The decor variants of the Loetz glassworks were often strongly oriented towards the prevailing taste of art, as was the Cytisus decor. Examples of this type of art design can also be found in the “Beethovenfries” by Gustav Klimt or in the illustration art around the Vienna Secession. The rhythmic decoration mixed with seemingly organic design elements were typical features of this creative period.
Cytisus was a very successful decoration and was executed in four different colour variations. Among the most beautiful variations are "may-green" and "new-red", like our example. In addition, this vase bears a stunning Art Nouveau silver overlay. It is signed at the bottom with 2./483. And M. 745.
Bib.: E. Ploil, H. Ricke u.a. (Hg.), „Loetz – bohemian Glass 1880-1940“, vol. 2, paper patterns, Prestel edition, Munich 1989, pattern 2/598, p. 139