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Loetz Art Glass1722 of 2265Loetz Carneol - All Shapes and SizesSIGNED Loetz Phänomen Genre  85/3780 in blue opal
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    Posted 9 years ago

    belleverre
    (79 items)

    A 13 inch PG 1/4, Prod #346/668 Loetz vase. I have not used trick photography nor Photoshop for this picture. The drip, tadpole, elongated prunt, (What's the accepted term?) really is huge. It is 1-3/4 inches in diameter. And the middle one is nearly the same size. (2007)

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    Comments

    1. Mac63 Mac63, 9 years ago
      One of my favorite decors.
    2. famatta127 famatta127, 9 years ago
      ...and this one is on the salmon colored ground which gives it much better contrast than the typical candia ground. Gorgeous.
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 years ago
      stunning!!!
    4. LoetzBuddies LoetzBuddies, 9 years ago
      The body of the vase minus the "drips" is the exact same as my PG 85/3780. Add drips and it's a different P.G.
    5. belleverre belleverre, 9 years ago
      A very prominent English designer by the name of Christopher Dresser is responsible for the shape of this vase. This angular design is certainly a lot different from what one would normally consider to be Loetz, but it fits just fine in my quest for the unusual.
    6. cogito cogito, 9 years ago
      I've heard Dresser bounced around in relation to Loetz, as well as some ceramics makers of the time, but I've never been impressed with the evidence. Is there any documentation relating to Dresser collaborating with Loetz? I don't doubt that the form is "Dresser-like" because his tortuous forms were a sensation at the time, I just wonder if there was any official documented relationship between the designer and Loetz.
    7. belleverre belleverre, 9 years ago
      Hello cogito-
      I acquired my information on the Loetz-Dresser relationship from Ricke "Loetz Bohmisches Glas 1889-1940" book I. There are five attributions to Dresser on pages 101 to 103, color plates 63 to 67, including a vase like the one above on plate 65. I can only assume that their information is credible.
    8. cogito cogito, 9 years ago
      This is great. Thanks. I'll have to get that book back out.
    9. dasullywon dasullywon, 9 years ago
      Yes, plate 65 is the same vase attributed to Dresser. And it calls the tadpoles "tropfen-formige" (umlaut on the "o" in "formige"). I believe in German that does mean "tadpole-shaped". So the official term for the applications should be "tadpoles" I suppose.
    10. LoetzDance LoetzDance, 9 years ago
      Fabulous!
    11. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 9 years ago
      LoetzDance, I concur!!!!
    12. Zowie Zowie, 9 years ago
      So unusual & I love the colours anyone would be proud to own.

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