Posted 4 years ago
Here is another posting from my friend in Europe:
I do not want you to think that this series of posts will be only about Tango (or only about Loetz, but we shall come to this later), so here is one of which I have seen only one other example, a pair of vessels on loetz.com under the name Syrius. This is actually a matching bowl, a shape usually ascribed to Kolo Moser's group. It can be with or without the applied feet, tall or boat-like, but its characteristic are the pulled ears, here embraced by the mount.
This is a real bronze mount. Although I have seen that flower element in several Gurschner's designs, more knowledgeable people at Vienna's Dorotheum tell me that it is not, so I have to comply, as I know too little about sculpture.
Then (sorry Deb, don't be mad at me for this), there are obviously two versions of Syrius: one on transparent glass, and one with an opaque layer that makes it real "optisch", i.e. almost white on the outside from a certain angle (I cannot photograph this). Maybe this is not a Syrius at all ?!