German Jugendstil Iridescent Glass Vase
Signed F. V. Freiherr Poschinger
Material: iridescent glass
Height: 17 cm
Maker: The Freiherr von Poschinger Glassworks
Origin: Buchenau, Bavaria, Germany
The vase made of pinkish-purple glass with striking iridescent effect has bulbous body, broad neck and wavy upper rim with golden lustre alongside the edge. It is decorated with fluid and whimsical vegetable motives with the main representation of fanciful butterfly occupying the frontal part of the body. The decoration as well as the shape of the vase is in pure Art Nouveau style – in Germany known as Jugendstil.
On the base the vase is signed and dated: F. V. Freiherr Poschinger Buchenau 89.
The Freiherr von Poschinger glassworks is the oldest German glass manufactory founded in 1568 in the district Buchenau located in the middle of the Bavarian Forest. The manufactory is unique because since the foundation until today it is owned by the same family that is von Poschinger who traditionally held the Baron title.
Manufactory always adhered to the latest trends regarding design and artistic taste and employed current technical innovations in the production. Jugedstil vases produced from about 1890 were among the most famous products of the Freiherr von Poschinger glassworks, gaining international acclaim and rewords at the Chicago World Exhibition in 1893, Nuremberg Exhibition in 1896, and the most important one at the Exposition Universelle of 1900 held in Paris.
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