Johann Lötz Witwe was one of the leading art glass manufactories in Bohemia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The company achieved world renown for its varied Jugendstil glassware, inspired not least by the creations of the American glass artist Louis C. Tiffany (1848–1933). Its artistic aspirations were also ensured through close contacts with the Vienna art scene, especially with the circle of artists around Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956) and Koloman Moser (1868–1918) as well as the glassware industrialist E. Bakalowits Söhne. Typical for the production of the South-Bohemian company around the turn of the century were metallic iridescent colored glasses such as the Spherical Luster Vase with Three Feet as well as increasingly monochromatic, contrastive opal glasses that came later. This vase, designed by Moser, is plain in shape, standing on spherical feet, its top end a cantilevered plate-shaped mouth. Moser chose a reduced decor to let the form design speak entirely for itself; see also Vase.