Posted 3 years ago
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.