Posted 6 years ago
UPDATE: Current research now shows that the DEK of the rainbow vase pictured here, as well as the Carneol vase in photo #2, is DEK I/32.
I hope we can lay to rest any fears about whether or not Loetz produced rainbow glass in both cased and uncased versions. (These images are borrowed for educational purposes only)
From L to R:
Rainbow glass bowl (uncased) in my collection with crossed scroll decor (my name for it - not its official designation)
Loetz Carneol with crossed scroll decor and Malachit vase in the same shape. (May be I-459?)
Another example with the same decor
Cased rainbow glass piece with the same crossed scroll decor. This example has a retailer's mark on the bottom - R. B & Co. This was sold at liveauctioneers last year.
Loetz had many variations of the gilt band rim with enameled scrollwork - but these all tie in to show that Loetz did in fact produce rainbow cased in white/opal - all that is missing are the design book drawings, and who knows if we will ever see those?