Posted 8 years ago
A couple of days ago JTATMMAA posted an amazing lamp and wanted to know if anyone in the CW group could help them with the identification of the shade. As was pointed out by the group, this lamp is featured in two of the Loetz reference books (Cantz & Ricke - "Loetz Bohemian Glass 1880 - 1940) with the caption: "Decoration: unidentified, similar to Genre 1/92 and 2/490."
As a new contributor to CW, I was impressed that JTATMMAA was willing to immediately go out and invest in one of the recommended Loetz resource books. While the simple joy of just looking at the glass in our collections can be enough for many collectors, a whole new world can open up once a collector takes the next step and delves into the vast treasure trove of information that is awaiting their discovery in many of the Loetz resources of which I hope to count our new Loetz.com website among them soon!
In the spirit of new discoveries, I thought it would be fun to use this CW post to discuss the attributes of JTATMMAA's shade. I have posted the line drawings for PG 1/92 & PG 2/490 along with a photo example of PG 829.
The two ground colors listed for PG 829 are metallic and lemon yellow. The ground colors for PG 1/92 are rose and moss-green and the ground color for PG 2/490 is spreading orange. Based on the information provided above, what makes JTATMMAA's shade like or not like PG 829, 1/92 or 2/490?
If you don't care and prefer to just enjoy looking at these examples, mention that too! I look forward to this discussion.