Just out of a local house is this Rare cut glass fan vase or bowl by Moser. The vase is thick heavy cut and polished glass in the very desirable Alexandrite glass.The Alexandrite glass was one of the rare earth glasses developed in the 1920's and is a dichroic glass. The color ranges from a pinkish rose to Violet or Lavender depending on the lighting conditions and how it strikes the glass. But under florescent lighting it turns a blue violet. The last 2 photos show the vase under florescent lighting where we can see the dramatic difference in color. The vase measures 16 5/16 inches wide, 7 7/8 inches high, and it weighs over 7 pounds. It has a strong Art Deco form and was designed by Lotte P. Moser, the niece of Leo Moser, and graduate of the Academy in Dresden. She developed glass designs for display in the 1925 Paris Exposition.
It is reported "That the greatest attention was given to a fan shaped vase in Topaz brown glass whose technologically and demanding form most ideally embodied the decorative principals of Art Deco". The demanding cut was also a prominent factor in the vases success. It received great acclaim at the exhibition and contributed to the awarding of a Gold medal to the Moser collection.The vase is in very good condition. There are signs of where the base was joined to the body with thin bubbles. There is a small internal 3/8 inch line in the pontil area. Both of these were most likely done in the making. There are 3 small chips on the top edge and 1 fleabite. It has the acid etched Moser mark used approximately from 1926 to 1950. We could not find another exact example other then Moser fan vases with 3 and 4 stepped bases, mostly of later production.
This is most likely an earlier form and may have had very limited production. Would make a nice addition to any collection and is guaranteed as described. The item "Rare Large Signed Moser Art Deco Modern Alexandrite Cut Glass Fan Vase or Bowl" is in sale since Sunday, February 01, 2015. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Bohemian/Czech\Moser".
The seller is "woodglen" and is located in Califon, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.