Beautifully fully painted Art Nouveau era vase entitled "Schwertlilie" which is German for Iris and the vase features many of these purple flowers and a purple clad beauty in a garden scene with a white wall and forest in the background that continues completely around the vase. The shoulder is decorated with very fine gilt work of flowers and leaves on a dark deep red background with gilt rings at the neck and foot all with raised gilt outlining and dots. The amount of hand work indicates that this vase was of the highest quality and a work of art in itself. Marked with a cobalt 'beehive' mark above Germany and titled along with various other numbers and marks including the decorator's number 195 and depose'. The vase stands 7" tall and is in very fine condition free of wear to the gilt, crazing, chips or other damage. The only flaw was in the making where the decorator's brush deposited a small purple smudge on the wall on the back side. A very fine example exhibiting remarkable quality of execution.