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2 Prod. Nr. 861 (four feet), Ausf. 165 lidded boxes, Hans Bolek (Lötz, 1916/1917)

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Loetz Art Glass943 of 1796Loetz White Chiné cabinet vases, PN Unknown, ca. 1900Loetz Olympia Max Emanuel Enamelled Handled Prunt Vase PN 346, Circa 1898
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    Posted 4 years ago

    austrohung…
    (574 items)

    So... this is our item No.500. I didn't realized this until I posted the previous item and both Carlos and Vetraio made me see it was No. 499... I thought this one should be something special, and I think this little set can fairly be considered special.

    These lidded boxes are some of the last documented designs Hans Bolek made for Lötz.

    Technically they are SERIES III, PROD. NR. 861 (4 Kügeln). Ausführung 165.
    The small one is JADE GRÜN MIT OPAL and stands 9 cm. tall.
    The big one is HIMMEL BLAU MIT OPAL and stands 14,5 cm. tall.

    This design was made in 1916/1917, although in 1920 it was reissued with only three Kügeln (ball-feet).

    The big blue box was bought at an actual auction in Barcelona where it had a ridiculously low starting price. No one bid for it but Carlos. The reasons for this?
    a) probably nobody knew what it was
    b) all the attention was focused on a collection of Lladró figurines

    On pic. 4 you can see on top views of the green box from both above and below. You can see the four ball-feet and that the white dotted lines are in fact crossing at the center. The two images at the bottom show the paper pattern for this design and one more box in red (probably Kaiser rott). These boxes were made in an endless list of Tango colours.

    Comments

    1. ozmarty ozmarty, 4 years ago
      Gee you boys are lucky ..and have very good taste !
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      I so agree with ozmarty!! these are very beautiful austro!!!
    3. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
      Love, love this
    4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      Thanks for you love and comments MOONSTONE, SEAN, IAN, LISA and MARTY!!!

      I'm so glad you like them!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      GOBSMACKED!!!
    6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      Gobsmakked??? :)

      Thanks VET for gobsmakking it!

      Also thank for loving CZECHMAN, MIKE, DAVE and FISHIOWA!!!
    7. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      Thanks for stopping and loving STEVES, LOETZBUDDIES, AGH, IDCLOISONNE and KERRY!!!
    8. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Love love ! Your home must be the most colorful and cheery place to be :-)
    9. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      Thanks MANI!!!

      As a matter of fact these two boxes are displayed between a yellow tango vase (http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/117575-tango-yellow-vase-from-ltz?in=collection-152), and a half black half red one (http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/56951-loetz-vase?in=collection-2675), against a red wall... I'd say yes, pretty colourful! LOL
    10. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      Agh, these links seem not to work... This ne is for the yellow vase
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/117575-tango-yellow-vase-from-ltz?in=collection-152
    11. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      and this one for the black and red one:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/56951-loetz-vase?in=collection-2675
    12. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      Thanks for loving it, FAMATTA!
    13. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      Your very welcome austro!!
    14. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      Thanks for loving, CORMORAN!
    15. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      Thamks JEWELS and ANTIQUEROSE for loving them!!!!
    16. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Wow Austro. Wow.
    17. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      Thanks VIOLET for your love and RACER for your "Wow Austro. Wow" ;)
    18. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
      Beautiful Austro. Hope you are well
    19. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      Thanks for your love KUNSTHAMMER and AMBER!!!

      Everything fine, Amber. We are exhausted from these non-stop walking and looking for amazing buildings days, but in a couple of days we'll be like new ;)

      We purchased no glass items (we saw some great Lötz and Lötz-Tango items, some of them actually quite well prized -others with a crazy price- but were not "the right pieces" :) ). I got myself a modern reproduction of a cubist ashtray -wanted to get it years ago and et it go, so this was the time to get it at last. I'll share it here soom I guess- and Carlos found a little treasure. I wanted to make it my item No.500, but after the whole journey I feel too lazy to start taking pics of items from our collections). You all will see it soon though.
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      PATIDIFUSO!!!!

      500 already!
    21. vlkma238412 vlkma238412, 4 years ago
      Great Bolek boxes perfect for your item nr 500

      You've taught me a lot with your all your posts

      thanks

      harro
    22. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      Thanks for stopping and loving VET, VLKMA, MAC, FREIHEIT and GLUECHIP!!!

      ¿Así que te has quedado patidifuso, Kev? It's so funny you know that word! :)

      Oh, yes! 500!!! I think we still can make it to 1000 ;)
    23. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      Thanks Harro!

      Well, that's the main reason for this network: learning! I'm glad I've been able to teach you something new about glass :)
    24. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      Thanks for your love, MICHELLE and FRAN!!!
    25. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      10 points for Carlos on this one!!! These are very special!!! Great job and thanks for posting austro!
    26. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      Thanks SHARE! I'm sure Carlos will be very happy with his well won 10 points LOL
    27. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      thanks for your love, RADEGUNDER!!!
    28. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      Thanks for loving it KATZL!!!
    29. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      Thanks for loving it INKY!!!
    30. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 4 years ago
      Hooray for those Lladro collectors :)
    31. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      LOL Hooray for them, BOHEMIAN!!!

      The funny thing is that antique dealers in Barcelona say that collecting Lötz is something "very Catalan"... I see they just mean Art Nouveau iridiscent Lötz, because noone there knew what they were looking at! :)

      Thanks a lot for your love!
    32. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      NORDICMAN, thanks so much for your love!!!
    33. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      AMBER and SKLO: thanks so much for loving them!!!
    34. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      Muchas gracias AGUSTÍN, me alegro de que te gusten! :)
    35. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      PARSI, thanks very much for stoping and loving it!!!
    36. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
      PARSI??? PARIS :) I am awful with the keyword, hahaha

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