Posted 3 years ago
*Johann Lötz Witwe, Klostermühle
Form and decoration : ca. 1892
Marked - III/115 in brown ink on the bottom
H. 20.5 cm (about 8")
White opal glass, purple flashed spreading from the top . Mold-blown , flat rim and bottom . Painted decor with violet and opaque white enamel, brown flat color and burnished gold - flowering sakura (Japanese cherry blossom) branches. A vase in this exact decor was part of the collection exhibited by Loetz at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.(1) Japanese decorative motifs were among the most important and most successful artistic elements of glass painting in Klostermühle(2).
The vase belongs to the same group of decors as yellowish red ( Persica ) or heliotrope (Pavonia) shaded glass, which attracted attention in Chicago (see Vogel, see also Lötz (Band I) , 1989, Cat.No. 15). -Me . I do not know if this decor has its own name, though. I purchased this vase (being sold as Webb) at an antiques show in Virginia this weekend. I particularly liked the Loetz connection to the Chicago World's Fair.
*The information in this article, including the footnotes below, come from Das Böhmisches Glas, Band III (plate 143), loosely translated by me.
(1) Bancroft , H. H. : The Book of the Fair Chicago. San Francisco, 1893 , Figure P 203).
(2)Vogel, Karel :
Zpráva o svetove vystave v Chicagu 1893 [Be -
nefit of the World's Fair in Chicago
1893 ] . Pilsen 1894 , p 56