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Loetz Malachit vase, PN unknown, DEK I/200, ca. 1890s

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    Posted 7 years ago

    bohemiangl…
    (621 items)

    One of the harder to find varieties of Loetz "marmoriertes" (marbled) glass, Malachit is made to resemble the carbonate mineral malachite. The shape is an early one, not currently published (that I can find), but the decor is known - for one, it is marked on the bottom I/2oo, along with the intriguing initials C.R. over a capital A. This decor (along with other examples) is also documented on the excellent new Loetz.com website.

    One other thing that is really interesting about this piece is one of the cardinal rules that it breaks - that a polished pontil and a flat cut rim are never seen together. This is one of four or five examples so far that I have seen of early Loetz vases (pre-1898) where a factory flat cut rim is coupled with a polished pontil. Still, anyone would be right to be skeptical of a piece with this combination made after the turn of the 20th century.

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    1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago
      Warren, I totally understand that a cut rim and a polished pontil are uncommon. This beauty reminds me of my Early Loetz Rainbow pair. Great share and acquisition.
    2. smiata smiata, 7 years ago
      Everything I love about art glass, and it's all in one piece. Truly a beautiful vase.
    3. lostspirits, 7 years ago
      Simply beautiful!!
    4. Sammyz Sammyz, 2 years ago
      Just found one of these with silver overlay! Love it!

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