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    Posted 7 years ago

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    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?

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    1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Warren, great find on the missing link to Loetz Rainbow answer of "is it or is it not" In fact a Loetz. Thank you for searching. Now the question can be laid to rest at last!
    2. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 7 years ago
      We'll see... :)
    3. ozmarty ozmarty, 7 years ago
      Good article . I like it when we can see the relationships between different decors .
      Perhaps this may be the only way we will learn of some of Loetz's decors.
    4. kairomalte, 7 years ago
      The Malachit-Carneol shape match is very convincing, a great step forward in the assignment of other Rainbow vases to Loetz. Congratulation
    5. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 7 years ago
      Thanks, kairomalte - of course I readily admit that this does not mean that all such pieces are automatically Loetz (any more than I could say that all marmoriertes pieces are Loetz), but I think it's an important piece of the attribution puzzle.
    6. Project_Harrach Project_Harrach, 7 years ago
      Many of us have known all along :)
    7. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 7 years ago
      @Brian, Yup!
    8. Project_Harrach Project_Harrach, 7 years ago
      Jay I was a contributor to Leland's Phoenix Glass book. When I showed him my video of the Harrach Glass Museum collection, he was shocked by some of the work Harrach did. Personally I suspect Phoenix may have outsourced some of their work to Harrach, or at a minimum outright purchased from their catalog. That said, the Loetz rainbow pieces are quite different then the Phoenix and Harrach rainbow glass.

    9. Project_Harrach Project_Harrach, 7 years ago
      Glass houses buying and contracting with other glass houses definitely makes it challenging to attribute the work. One item to note, when I say the rainbow glass between these makers is different, I'm strictly speaking of the type Warren posted, if you get into air-trap mother of pearl satin glass, they are quite similar.

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