Posted 5 years ago
I know some of you have been wondering about the fantastic PG 85/5029 that was posted on CW a few months ago, and here is the answer. I was lucky enough to purchase the item from the original owner through a third party, and it is certainly the most amazing piece of art glass I have ever held, or owned. I thought it would be interesting to see it with another vase that was made by Loetz for E. Bakalowits Sohne, which is the much smaller but very stunning 85/3780. As is commonly known in Loetz collecting circles, the items made for the Viennese firm are Phanomen genres, and they all start with the prefix 85/. It appears that they were all manufactured between 1899 and 1902; the 85/3780 in 1900 and the 85/5029 in 1902. I feel extremely lucky to own such a masterpiece, and I want to thank all of you out there who helped make it happen.