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Karl Koepping Glass Vase


This royally-hued vase, by the Austrian master maker Karl Koepping, is a study in balanced verticality. The ultra-slender, ultra-delicate neck reaches upward with endless grace before opening slightly to a perfectly rounded mouth. The base counters the delicacy of the neck with a rounded, robust gourd-like countenance.

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Item #: G-17240
Artist: Karl Koepping
Country: Austria
Circa: 1899
Dimensions: 4.5" diameter, 13.25" height
Materials: Glass
Literature: Similar vase pictured in The Art Decoratif 1899 2, p. 211

The vase's color is reminiscent of the purple traditionally made from the spiny dye-murex snail at great expense and associated with royalty.