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Loetz Art Glass1505 of 1568early Loetz Phänomen Genre 7501 from 1898Loetz Phänomen Genre 377 in all known colors
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Posted 5 years ago


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Loetz produced miniatures (no taller than 2 inches) that defy explanation. The most plausible theory was advanced by Victor Arwas, who stated in his book "The Liberty Style" that they were made for wealthy clients of perfume shops so they could take samples home. Another theory holds they were decor samplers. A third theory says they were made for dollhouses. Some have appeared with Liberty labels, and I have one with a "Made In Czechoslovakia" label. They usually have a cut-off top and flat bottoms. Mine include decors such as Papillon, Candia, Creta and Cobalt Silberiris. The rarest are those with applications such as handles or snakes. And hold on to any miniature stopper!

On a personal note, once in my life I spent three months in a hospital, paralyzed from the neck down. My partner used to take minis to me so I could "play" with them while he was there and then take them back home every night. They were an integral part of my therapy!


  1. LoetzDance LoetzDance, 5 years ago
    Thanks, Al for sharing this story about Loetz miniatures and also your personal story about how they helped in your recovery while you were in the hospital.
  2. famatta127 famatta127, 5 years ago
    GREAT collection Al...and I know how much they cost today! have a small fortune invested here but well worth it. I have only seen two miniatures with snakes including yours.
  3. LoetzBuddies LoetzBuddies, 5 years ago
  4. ozmarty ozmarty, 5 years ago
    The ancient Egytians used small glass bottles / phials for perfumes oils and potions.
    Yours could have done the same , they seem to be medice in themselves.
    Beautiful things enrich the mind and uplift the soul.

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