A small Bohemian glass vase with reserve panels of silk glass, arabesque polychrome enamels, and gilt flashing in the Art Nouveau style.
The shapes and forms of this design are reminiscent of the work of dancer Loie Fuller, who was the inspiration for many artists during the Art Nouveau period. The Exposition Universelle of 1900 marked the height of the movement's flowing, feminine subjects inspired by nature. Fuller herself personified the movement, with performances that incorporated swirling yards of silk attached to bamboo wands sewn into her sleeves. Colored lights were projected onto the flowing fabric, and as she twirled, she seemed to metamorphose into elements from the natural world: a flower, a butterfly, a tongue of flame.
We wonder if the designer of this vase was inspired by Fuller and attempting to recreate some of the shapes and colours from her work in their own.
Dimensions: 12.5cm H