The Papillon decoration was one of the most successful variants by Loetz around 1900. Ranging among the less expensive pieces from that time it was produced in many colors and on complex designs. The usage of a strong blue iridescence on a Candia (yellow) ground really stands out when looking at this piece. After the iridescence process the glass was covered with a complex silver-overlay which was carefully chased with an Egypt revival ornament and the word “Cigarettes”. Not only is it a beautiful work of art but also witness of the former interests of people around the turn of the century.