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    Posted 8 years ago

    dlfd911
    (134 items)

    1904 Production Number II-1202. I have been looking for one of these for a long time. When they do show up they are seldom identified as Loetz, but other collectors spot them and at the end it is a free-for-all. A nice simple form. Brilliant colors, and aventurine in the green spots. Polished pontil, and internal optic ribs. 4.5" tall. The decor looks a lot nicer in person than in most photos. I can just imagine how several displayed together would look.

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    1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Absolutely gorgeous my friend! Wow!
    2. AuctionsILuv AuctionsILuv, 8 years ago
      Reminds me of cased Tiffany paperweight at 1/5 of the price. Maybe someday Loetz will be recognized in the same way. Gorgeous piece.
    3. LoetzBuddies LoetzBuddies, 8 years ago
      As you may remember I have a bowl in this decor. Love it.
    4. dasullywon dasullywon, 8 years ago
      The glass seems thick on this one; almost paperweight-like. I agree that it is very reminiscent of Tiffany paperweight vases, especially with the aventurine spots. This is the best example of Medina I have seen thus far, although I suppose it really is a variant (Medina "optic" as you say). Excellent!
    5. dlfd911 dlfd911, 8 years ago
      The decors list in the Series II book states 36 were made in Medina Optisch for this PN.
    6. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 8 years ago
      Congratulations, Dave - I'm still on the lookout for one of these. I don't know if it's just your photography skills or what, but this is the prettiest example of Medina I think I've ever seen!
    7. dlfd911 dlfd911, 8 years ago
      I haven't seen another one in person to compare to it, so I couldn't say. I used very bright lights and the subject was in better focus for this shot. Some of the ones I take are not quite as sharp.
    8. gwlove32 gwlove32, 8 years ago
      Soooooo pretty!!!!! Love!
    9. famatta127 famatta127, 8 years ago
      Great photos. Hard to take of cased glass and get this kind of result. Fine Piece.
    10. lyndhurst44 lyndhurst44, 7 years ago
      I think this was the vase I sold a couple of years back. My camera had fallen from my car and the lens was damaged. Fortunately I did take a couple of photo's at the point of purchase (flea market) and fortunately the photo's were OK? I think I had confused it with a piece of Prachen glass but realised the difference when I returned home. Why do I always sell my best glass !!! Boo hoo!
    11. Glassclasstudent, 6 years ago
      Is the correct name Medina optisch? As you can see I'm new to this!
    12. dlfd911 dlfd911, 6 years ago
      It depends what language you are using. Medina Optic is the English for Medina Optisch, which is the German.

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