Luxury Design, Past & Present
Colourless glass, light orange overlay, the lower half of the wall covered with thin blue threads, combed to irregular waves, fused Silberkrösel; 10 indentations on the neck, reduced and iridescent, 1902
The "Cytisus" decor is certainly one of the most beautiful decor variations created by the Loetz glassworks. Its shimmering gold particles reflect the secessionist movement in Vienna at the turn of the century. Max Ritter von Spaun and his workers thus proved that they acted artistically and aesthetically at the pulse of the times.
In the lower part of the slender vase, the irregularly shaped waves of the decoration called Cytisus dominate. The fused Silberkrösel seem to float on it like light gold particles.
In the upper part of the curved vase, which has been impressed several times, the decoration is lightened and reveals the rare pinkish overlay.
The complex decoration and technically elaborate glass body bear witness to the great mastery of the glassblowers in Klostermühle and show, why the glass manufactory Johann Loetz Witwe was one of the leading producers of precious luxury glass in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.