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LauraH's loves163 of 260Loetz "Maximia" Vase. 6" Tall. Circa 1904Loetz Animal Figures- Turtle & Stork
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    This is an 18 inch PG 388, PN 388, Hofstotter 1900 Paris Exhibition piece with an ozone body. The only PN 388 I have ever seen in this unusual color. The piece is enhansed with the rare signature engraved on the bottom that was only found ".....on pieces von Spaun gave to the Osterreichisches Museum fur Kunst und Industrie in Vienna," and
    "Occasionally.....on top-quality pieces made in 1899 and 1900." (Hatje Cantz, figure 1.2, page 331)
    Perhaps this is the original color for the PN 388 Paris exhibition pieces as ozone is the only body color stated in the production records for them. (Ricke II, page 421).........(2010)

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      A really Amazing Loetz Vase, too!
      Blew me away!
    2. Slave-to-glass Slave-to-glass, 7 years ago
      What a stunning vase!
    3. SteveS SteveS, 7 years ago
      Lovely ....
      Is the "Ozone" monochromatic ... or a two tone Sky Blue to Clear / Olympia ?
      .... along the lines of sirius, luna, vulcan, aurora ... also a little atmospheric ...

      ... (missing the year of discovery)
    4. LoetzDance LoetzDance, 7 years ago
      Since you have a collection of all 12's, I guess I would have to put this one in the top 10 of your 12's! Wow!
    5. belleverre belleverre, 7 years ago
      SteveS -
      The "Ozone" is one uniform color all the way down. The blue is cased in clear glass like that of the metal yellow ground in other Paris pieces. It is thicker near the bottom which causes the broad leaves to cast deep shadows, darkening the lower part of the vase. Bright light intensifies this effect making the vase difficult to photograph. Is this possibly why most PN 388 pieces are made with the more opaque red ground, which happens to not be cased in clear, and with thinner leaves?
    6. cogito cogito, 7 years ago
      Man…when are you opening the museum?
    7. belleverre belleverre, 7 years ago
      I added another photo of this vase which shows the ozone color extending lower down in the body.
    8. SteveS SteveS, 7 years ago
      Thanks BV for the reply and the extra pic ....
      ... sent me off looking for that blue ... think I have found one here in a slightly more humble form :-) ....
      Quite amazing the color combinations and names that Loetz produced ... and the sound knowledge of Chemistry implied .... Ozone was discovered in 1840, structure confirmed in the 1860's - a pale blue gas ... to a pale blue Glass by Loetz in the 1890's ... Excellent and informative piece ....
    9. SteveS SteveS, 7 years ago
      Has also just reminded me that there was a post on Ozone Diana a while back ... I think by Warren (bhg&m) ...
    10. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      Somehow I missed this it's awesome I love the close up of the base thanks
    11. raven3766 raven3766, 3 years ago
      This is a beautiful vase, I am still looking for a Loetz vase.

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