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Loetz Saatgrün Ausführung 129 miniature, PN II-2252, ca. 1905-1909

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    Posted 6 years ago

    bohemiangl…
    (623 items)

    Thanks to Tony A. for offering me a chance to acquire this sweet little Ausführung 129 miniature (2.67 inches tall). I try not to post items that have been posted here before, unless I have something to add. I certainly can't improve upon Tony's excellent photography, but I can add a couple of points of interest.

    Ausführung 129 makes its first appearance in the factory paper patterns around 1909. But while researching something else (it happens this way a lot), I came across the shape for this little vase, and a few other miniatures, in a much earlier series - ca. 1905. PN II-2252 is interesting because it is listed in ground colors that are previously unmentioned, including, and most notably, kaiserrot glatt, saatgrün glatt (which this is), opalviolett glatt, steingrün glatt, and dunkelblau glatt, many of which serve as the basis for decors not introduced until a few years later. PN II-2252/II shows the same shape in creta martele with a wild silberiris handle, a'la Ausführung 79, which doesn't appear until 1911. PNs II-2252 through II-2258 are all miniature shapes, and come in many of the same ground colors. I'm guessing that these miniatures were done as salesman's samples - probably not as early as 1905, but perhaps closer to 1909, which is the next time these colors are represented in the paper patterns, and Ausführung 129 is offered on a variety of larger shapes for the first time.

    At any rate, this piece, in saatgrün glatt, by virtue of its applied silberiris handles, becomes Ausführung 129, and if my theory is correct, was probably used as part of a salesman's sample set. The only customer listed for these miniature PNs (in Candia Silberiris mit Luster) was Neurath & Klein, Vienna.

    For additional examples of this decor, see the Ausführung 129 page on Loetz.com:

    http://www.loetz.com/decors-a-z/ausfuehrungen/ausfuehrung/ausf-129

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      Warren , wow such a beautiful collection you have . I could see why you stick to one thing!!
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      I would so enjoy coming out there to shoot the photos for you!!
    3. Ivonne Ivonne, 6 years ago
      Beauty!
    4. LoetzDance LoetzDance, 6 years ago
      A cute little guy but not Ausf 129. One of the unique characteristics of Ausf 129 is its shinny, clear finish. A "glatt" finish would indicate another Ausf decor. I know you are good at discovering new decors so I will look forward to seeing what you find out about these.
    5. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 6 years ago
      Deb, I thought we had agreed that "glatt" referred to nothing more than a smooth surface. At any rate, this piece is a shiny and glossy as anything else on the Ausf. 129 page, and shinier than any other piece in my collection, aside from some of those Kralik "Iris" pieces. If you like, I would be willing to send it to you for study, and you can return it to me with your thoughts on whether is it different from Ausf. 129. I don't have anything in my collection to compare it to.
    6. LoetzDance LoetzDance, 6 years ago
      Warren, Maybe it is the lighting or angle but the photos of this piece make it look like it has a "matte" or smooth finish with a slight application of iridescence. Ausf 129 does not have an iridescent application just a glossy outer layer of crystal casing. There is one Ausf 129 photo on the site that may also have a similar "matte/glatt" finish but it is so hard to tell these things from photos.

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