Vase, Bohemia (Klostermühle), possibly designed by Max, Ritter von Spaun, at Johann Lötz Witwe, 1890-1900, 1292-1900 .
Height: 17.2 cm
Glass, room 131
Shown in the international exhibition, Paris, 1900, at which Lötz was awarded a Grand Prize. Lötz began producing iridescent glass, copying Tiffany, shortly after 1890. By 1900 they had evolved their own style and technique, imitating the lustrous effects seen on excavated glass or seashells. They developed and patented a method of fusing prefabricated glass rods onto a monochrome surface and then ornamented this by combing wavy patterns, marvering etc. The new range was given the name 'Phänomen' glass.