Posted 3 years ago
Photo number 1 here shows the two pieces I've been writing about, and Photo number 2 shows the ground pontils of both pieces, side by side. Photo number 3 shows the decors listed in the Musterschnitte for Max Emmanuel design 346/366, while Photo number 4 shows the decors listed for Form Nr. 622. Both mention "Ozon Cisele", which would be ozon oil spots, right? Maybe, but the oil spots on this piece are definitely darker than the ground color ozon, which seems to be a very light blue.
Looking at the details, the Form 622 seems to be on a green ground (Diana?), but if you look at the ground pontil, you can see what appears to be three colors - the dark blue oil spots, the (Diana?) green, and also the light blue ozon color. Since cobalt cisele is not listed as a decor on this form, could this be more accurately called "Ozon Cisele?" Or, is it just that cobalt cisele is an unlisted decor on this form? Certainly other examples exists where not all known decors are listed in the Musterschnitte.
Based on the evidence in the Loetz books, the two handled piece is certainly "Ozon mit Diana Cisele". The shorter piece, I maintain, MAY be Ozon Cisele (on a Diana Glatt ground). Or, it could just be cobalt cisele.
It does seem to me, however, that Diana and Ozon are most often seen together, although their relationship is not a monogamous one. :)