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AN EMBOSSED SQUARE TANGO MARK: FROM LOETZ TO KRALIK AND BEYOND.

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Art Deco1611 of 2052 Art Deco Plastic Midget Red Emerson Radio Model  540A  from 19471930's Art Deco Secretary with curio cabinets
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Posted 3 years ago

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Alfredo
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The first two pieces constitute a mystery in Czech Tango production for, though attributed to Kralik, they show a new different embossed mark, stamped 5 times around the foot. I tried to remember where I had seen a square mark of any kind before. The last picture provided the answer: a very rare late Loetz mark (it can be seen at loetz.com and my website). To the untrained eye, it is easy to attribute any square mark to Loetz. A crucial difference, though: the Loetz adds "Made in . . .", while the embossed one does not. It has been brought to my attention that other square marks do exist as well. My educated guess--just as with the oval mark, once it appeared in late Loetz items, it was widely copied by
exporters and glasshouses.

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  1. magdalenagirl magdalenagirl, 3 years ago
    Have these pieces not been attributed to Welz?
  2. Alfredo Alfredo, 3 years ago
    OH, I AM DEADLY SURE THEY HAVE OR ARE ABOUT TO BE! I HAVE A DEAR FRIEND FOR WHOM WELZ IS EVERYWHERE!
  3. Alfredo Alfredo, 3 years ago
    THANK YOU, DEAR FRIEND!
  4. magdalenagirl magdalenagirl, 3 years ago
    I figured as much! :))

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