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Loetz Art Glass1251 of 2046Loetz Leonidas circa 1904Loetz "Mango Tango" Martelé Cabinet Vase or Toothpick Holder
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    This is a match for one recently posted. This one has suffered the depredations of time by acquiring a series of cracks where the foot joins the body but is still in one piece! The wonders of camera angles is able to hide the worst, and it displays well. Familiar?
    It was described as Loetz and I thought it is Kralik, but have been put right. I hope I never stop learning (but maybe the mistakes get less frequent).
    It is 18.5cm long by 12.5cm high.

    Any other comments would be most appreciated, especially from the Loetz collectors and aficionados.

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    1. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 years ago
      Wow, Ian - I agree, Loetz. And in an unusual decor for a shell - I could only find one similar online, in a cornucopia style vase. (They called it Mimosa, but I am not sure I agree with that at all...) It shows beautifully, so who cares about the cracks? :)
    2. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 6 years ago
      Lovely Ian, I think this is the prettiest shell I've seen.
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      < W > < O > < W >

      Love it...drooling here as always!!! LOL
    4. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 6 years ago
      I have changed the title from Kralik to Loetz in light of the above comments. Groucho Marx said, "These are my opinions: if you don't like them, I have others."
    5. LoetzBuddies LoetzBuddies, 6 years ago
    6. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 6 years ago
      The Marx comment was a joke about my learning stage re glass - in case anyone wondered - more of a reflection of my dependence on the knowledge of others than my own in so many matters. I just say that as, in re-reading, my meaning is not clear.
    7. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 6 years ago
      I would be delighted to learn more about this, which I thought was Kralik.
    8. LoetzBuddies LoetzBuddies, 6 years ago
      It 's on Loetz.Com / Decors Unknown.
    9. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 6 years ago
    10. Moonstonelover.jr Moonstonelover.jr, 6 years ago
      I love Loetz shell vases! My Mom got me one in Chine for my birthday.
    11. Moonhill Moonhill, 6 years ago
      Nice shell vase, I like the colors.
    12. art-of-glass art-of-glass, 5 years ago
      I saw one of these(could be the same one judging from what you've said about it), so gorgeous...actually, it was the nicest in the antique centre I saw one in(if you can call it an antique centre...meeow!).
    13. art-of-glass art-of-glass, 5 years ago
      **nicest thing in the antique centre
    14. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 4 years ago
      Thanks, Al. It "lives" in the USA now.

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