Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Loetz "Streifen und Flecken" bowl, Robert Medeu & Co., Berlin

In Art Glass > Loetz Art Glass > Show & Tell.
Loetz Art Glass848 of 1189Loetz Cephalonia VaseLoetz "New Wave" Deco Chine Vase
29
Love it
0
Like it

ElisabethanElisabethan loves this.
GlueChipGlueChip loves this.
LauraHLauraH loves this.
austrohungaroaustrohungaro loves this.
pickrknowspickrknows loves this.
Moonstonelover21Moonstonelover21 loves this.
czechmanczechman loves this.
jamdan2kjamdan2k loves this.
smiatasmiata loves this.
TrustyHucksterTrustyHuckster loves this.
MacArtMacArt loves this.
AlfredoAlfredo loves this.
magdalenagirlmagdalenagirl loves this.
sarahoffsarahoff loves this.
LoetzBuddiesLoetzBuddies loves this.
GreatsnowyowlGreatsnowyowl loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
ozmartyozmarty loves this.
AmberRoseAmberRose loves this.
dasullywondasullywon loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
madforglass.esmadforglass.es loves this.
famatta127famatta127 loves this.
manddmoirmanddmoir loves this.
cogitocogito loves this.
JustanoviceJustanovice loves this.
LondonloetzlearnerLondonloetzlearner loves this.
IVAN49IVAN49 loves this.
See 27 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 2 years ago

Email

dlfd911
(86 items)

This is a stunner, and it is the most photogenic piece of glass that I own. This was made by Loetz for Robert Medeu & Co., Berlin, between 1902-1904. The shape is Com. 1335/7. It is described in the musterschnitte as "Violett m. Silberstreifen u. Silberpunkten", also known in Loetz circles as "Streifen und Flecken". At first I was certain it was Kralik (as a lot of you already saw in my original post), and thanks to Tony I am convinced it is Loetz. I thought Kralik because of the dark amethyst ground, but Loetz did use this color in some pieces, and the comparison between the actual piece and the drawing in the book on p. 368 clinches it. That also explains the perfect circular spots, rather than the oval silver ones with irregular edges seen on my green one, which I am convinced is Kralik. OK, doing my "happy dance" now.

Comments

  1. IVAN49 IVAN49, 2 years ago
    ``Some of it good, some of it bad. Some of it mediocre and some of it spectacular. The irony in this is that any particular glass maker of the time very likely made glass falling into all these categories. Loetz, Kralik, Rindskopf and Pallme-König. All of whom produced some truly marvelous glass, and a fair bit of crap.``
    THIS ONE IS SPECTACULAR
  2. famatta127 famatta127, 2 years ago
    Hi David. Is it the shape the same as mine? Check out my example listed here...it matched the production number for a retailer Medeu - 1335/7, as well as the description.
  3. cogito cogito, 2 years ago
    So, now I'm confused. Is it Kralik or Loetz? Yours is a spot on (sorry, couldn't resist) match with Mr. T's example.
  4. dlfd911 dlfd911, 2 years ago
    OK, I'm convinced now. I just looked at it, including the view from the top, and it's exactly the same. Even the description says "Violett m. Silberstreifen u. Silberpunkten". The one time I say something is Kralik and not Loetz, it comes back to bite me. Let me edit this and put the correct data in. I am not unhappy :)
  5. dasullywon dasullywon, 2 years ago
    So what's the verdict? Loetz? I got here a little late, so did the post actually start as "Kralik 'Streifen und Flecken' bowl" and you already changed it to Loetz? I can't say anything one way or the other; you guys are the experts. Me? I'm still looking for some streifen to go with my flecken, punkt. (punkt is German for 'period' or 'dot', just for those who don't know. Am I explaining my own joke?) :)
  6. ozmarty ozmarty, 2 years ago
    Hi Dave are you saying someone else (Medeu & Co ) made this for Loetz and not the other way arround?
    by the way spectacular ! I only have a humble green /silver Kralik ....
  7. dlfd911 dlfd911, 2 years ago
    Dasullywon, yes...it's Loetz. My first instinct was Loetz, then it was switched to Kralik, but now that I see the shape in the book there is no question. Marty, I had it backwards. Pieces were commissioned by importers or companies that wanted certain shapes and decors. So Medeu ordered these from Loetz in specified sizes, shapes and decors.
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Love the second photo!
    It reflects the inset perspective design on the Musterschnitte drawing of Com 1335/7.
    Congratulations!
    Koloman Moser!
    Wow!
  9. dasullywon dasullywon, 2 years ago
    That makes sense; I was very confused by the Medeu reference. So Medeu was like Tiffany & Co.? Did they have a big store in Berlin, like Tiffany in New York?
  10. cogito cogito, 2 years ago
    Seems like when in doubt with Streifen und Flecken decors the uniformity of the spots is a good rule of thumb. Circular spots = Loetz. Oval or "trailed" spots = Kralik. No longer can one use the base glass as the decision point, given the example above...which you can sell to me anytime! Seriously.
  11. dlfd911 dlfd911, 2 years ago
    I will likely die with this in my possession.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.