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Turmalin “mit boutons” Loetz vase (Serie II, Form Nr. 2/548; circa 1902)

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Posted 4 years ago

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This is our Turmalin vase. This decor isn't unknow for you as Bohemianglassandmore has got three of them (three amazing vases, I have to say. Here they are:
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/41326-loetz-turmalin-prod-nr-2-536-1902
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/37816-loetz-turmalin-dek-305-form-nr-unknow
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/59189-loetz-turmalin-m-boutons-serie-ii-form

I am not talking much about the Turmalin range as Bohemian has done before and has done it very well: "a colorless ground and a slightly violet matte iridescence", with a "pattern of gold paint in relief" , and "prunts applied while the glass was hot". Anyway, I invite you to see his three amazing vases which links I have given before. There is one refference to it, in the pattern paper of a simmilar vase made in “creta mit knöpfen”. (It's funny but when the vase is in Turmalin colour they use the French term “boutons” whereas when the vase is green, for instance, they use the German “Knöpfen”).

On the other hand, the shape I think to be quite rare. Perhaps too complicated at first sight, but its subtle colour fits perfectly with it, and so do the prunts, that show different and stronger colours depending on the light.

On pic No.2 there's a display of four different views of the vase. It's interesting to observe how the shape works upside down, the flat base (non polished as Bohemian's and with no number at all on it) and the strong colour of the prunts, as well as how the decor in relief works.

The vase is in perfect condition and stands 23,5 cm tall.

On pic No. 3 you can see the paper pattern i mentioned before accompanied of the sellers picture and a picture of Tourmalines. What I love about it is that they can be either pink or green and that's precisely the colours Loetz used when making these “mit boutons/knöpfen” vases (except in a couple of excepcional cases).

On pic No.4 you can see... sort of a joke. When I first saw the vase I thought of Robbie the Robot, and so did Carlos (hence we always refer to it as “the robot” or even Robbie :) Carlos also found the other picture which we didn't exactly know what it was... though thanks to cogito we now know to be a dalek from Dr Who :)

BTW: can anyone tell what's the pattern of gold paint decoration?

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  1. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    That was fast, czechman!!! :) Thanks for the love and the nice comment!
  2. cogito cogito, 4 years ago
    Dalek from Dr. Who! ;)
  3. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
    Dalektable! (yes it's a pun!)
  4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks Cogito! You see, we never had Dr. Who in Spain :(

    LOL @ racer4four's

    And thank you all for the loves: decoartglass, racer, Violet, Amber, famatta, cogito, dlfd911, vet and Moonstone!
  5. fledermaus fledermaus, 4 years ago
    What a wonderful form. I have not seen this before. Love the Robot! Dr Who and all!
  6. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
    What a gorgeous vase Austrohungaro, & dalek:) it certainly looks futuristic.
    It'll be interesting to see if the yellow relief has a name, i have a couple of things with similar patterns on.
  7. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    I laughed and laughed. Love the robots!
  8. GlueChip GlueChip, 4 years ago
    Beautiful vase. I like pic 4. Adding Turmalin to my list. Thanks for sharing the vase.
  9. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 4 years ago
    Great piece and wonderful shape! No idea what the Dek # would be, but it's interesting that it has a Max Emmanuel Prod. Nr. analog. That may explain the presence of Turmalin in some shapes that are as yet unpublished - maybe the next volume with the commissioned pieces will shed some light!
  10. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks for your loves valentino, Leah, JayHow, Welzebub, GlueChip, bohemianglassandmore, LoetzBuddies, Vintagefran, fledermaus and ozmarty!!!

    @bohemian... I think we are all pretty impatient waiting for those new volumes to appear (btw, any news about when will the next one come out?)

    @Welzebub. Of course you can! I guess by publishing our pics here at CW we are giving permission for our pics to be used by others, but it's very kind of you to ask for it. Which website is it, by the way?
  11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    stunning vase !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
    Oh my goodness - just like a Dalek in a beautiful ball gown - and what a gorgeous, stunning vase it is!! Wow.
  13. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks Michelle, Sean, ks85 and LoetzDance for your loves!!!

    You're most welcome Welzebub!
  14. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    your very welcome austro!!
  15. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks for your love, geo!
  16. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks Steve for loving it!
  17. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks Inki!
  18. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks Jack for loving it!!
  19. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks for loving it bracken3 and manikin!
  20. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks antiquerose, Lise, Fledermaus, Nordicman, mike and trawls!!!
  21. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    Thanks PARIS for your love!
  22. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    Thanks for loving it GLUECHIP!!!

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