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Posted 4 years ago


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It is a little known fact that during the Tango period Loetz produced functional tableware in some of its characteristic colors. Oddly enough, some of them bear the oval 20's mark. The two sherberts have it (pic. 1).
The accompanying plate (pic 2) does not. and then I was lucky enough to stumble across an open salt sold as "opaline Victorian" (as generic a term as terms can possible get). The pontil is almost as large as the piece itself (pic. 4). It bears British hallmarks: JG&S Anchor, Lion and W. The initials correspond to John Grinsell & Sons. I have tentatively read the mark as Birmingham 1918, but I may be wrong.

Other Loetz tableware colors include green, orange and periwinkle blue.


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Hi Alfredo. The 'w' would be 1921 if it is lower case, if upper then surprisingly 1946.
  2. Alfredo Alfredo, 4 years ago
    I think it is lower case. 1921 would be dead on target.
  3. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 4 years ago
    May I ask, if the plate or underplate for the sherbet has a thin black line ? Is it applied as paint or is it black glass like the stem on the sherbet? The colour is wonderful. I have seen a few pieces in orange and black but this pink is totally new to me. Thank you again.
  4. Alfredo Alfredo, 4 years ago
    I only have one single Tango dish without the black applied line. All of the others have it, and it is not painted. it is applied glass. When you see painted black enamel rather than glass, it means a different technique.
  5. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 4 years ago
    Thank you. It is only Tango if the applied black line is glass not enamelled? Do I have that correct?
  6. Alfredo Alfredo, 4 years ago
    Right. Though there is enameled Tango, but it is a different category.

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