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silla was born out of a passion for beautiful objects: special pieces with aesthetic and historical significance. In 2009, after years of collecting, Andrew Silla and his wife Grace began to work privately with clients from their residence in Southern Maryland. Quickly outgrowing the space, the business was moved from Maryland to Pennsylvania in 2012 and after several warehouse location changes it was firmly settled in the present brick-and-mortar location in downtown Shippensburg.

The 9000 square foot brick-and-mortar gallery is home to a large collection of works of art and estate jewelry. We specialize in sculpture circa 1860 through 1930 with a particular emphasis on the Animaliers and as such the gallery always has a very large collection of exceptional European and American sculpture available on display.

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Austrian Iridescent Gold, Blue and Green Silver Overlay Vase


Was: $3,500.00
Final Sale: $2,300.00
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"L / Sterling" trademark for La Pierre; circa 1900; unsigned
Item # 103GOL11A 

An incredibly vibrant Austrian iridescent glass vase, probably executed by Loetz in light of the very fine quality of glass and as they collaborated extensively with the La Pierre silver workshop. It exhibits an exaggerated bulbous body with a tapered neck and flared rim finished in silver, the body with an Art Nouveau silver overlay of berries and foliage on a vine continuing around in a circular presentation. The glass remains in pristine condition with no noted flaws to the fine gold, green, blue and magenta iridescence; beneath the vase is a ground and polished pontil faintly marked "41" but unsigned.

Measurements: 8 3/4" H x 6" diameter

Condition Report:
Glass in exceptional condition. Tiny chip beside the ground pontil. Silver has not been polished in the shop with polish residue in crevices around most appliques, but can be brought to a high shine by hand-polish in the shop upon request. One small leaf replaced (lower leaf beside some berries), one stem glued down in two places; stem of one berries cluster with repair and later reattachment; one upper berry perhaps replaced or at least reattached.