One of the main reasons for the big success of Loetz at the Paris World Exhibition in 1900 was the use of bright, colourful decorations later to be known as Phenomen Genres. In the last 10 years of the 1800s Loetz began experimenting with colourful and highly iridescent art glass. The technique of iridescent art glass was being used by Louis C. Tiffany and Lobmeyr and it is very likely that Loetz got their inspiration from these two sources.
This vase bears an earlyPhenomen decoration variants which has first been documented 1899. The organic shape supported by the warm bronze coloured ground and the cold, blue silver oxide threads lend this vase an almost futuristic appearance. The vase is restored, one of the handles was broken, was reattached and a new iridescence was applied.