Here is an exquisite Heintz stick or bud vase in the less frequently seen "Verde Patina".
The Arts and Crafts Movement flourished from 1860 to the 1910s as a quest for authentic design and traditional craftsmanship.
Reacting to the styles that had developed out of machine-production, artists like Otto Heintz would develop one of the most excellent examples of the movement's aesthetic.
Otto Heintz was born into a family of manufacturing jewelers established in 1875 in Buffalo , NY.
By about 1902, he had purchased a small company, renamed it the Art Crafts Shop, and began design and manufacture of copper items with colored enamel decoration.
He was granted three patents. By 1906, he changed the name to Heintz Art Metal Shop, and shifted to bronze as the base material and sterling silver as ornamentation.
This extraordinary vase has a beautiful sterling mistletoe overlay. The leaves and berries fall languidly from the top to about the center of the shaft and can be seen again embracing the base
It exhibits some areas of darker patination, but they add to its authenticity and vintage appeal.
There are several marks on the underside of the plate. The first mark in the center of the dish is perfectly correct and features the diamond shaped Heintz hallmark as well as "Sterling on Bronze" and "Pat.Aug.27,12". The production number, "3084", can be seen directly above the diamond hallmark.
When asked "how do you clean the vase?" we say "YOU DON'T!"
All Heintz pieces were lacquered with the highest-quality lacquer obtainable at the time. So to keep your dish clean, we recommend gently wiping with a soft cloth.
A large part of the value of Heintz pieces is in the natural patina.
Aside from a small dent toward the upper-right side of the base, this piece remains in very good condition. The vase seems to "lilt" slightly to one side, but it has no bends or dents to cause it. You have to look really close to see it.
Heintz pieces were produced for a relatively short time but succeeded in embodying the very soul of the Arts and Crafts Movement. We know you will agree.
Measurements: Total height: 11 ¾" Circumference of shaft is 2 ½" Base diameter is 3 ¾" Weight: 14 oz.