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Loetz Cameo Dresser Box, signed "VELES", PN III-599, ca. 1920

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Loetz Art Glass1053 of 2093Loetz Rosa  Phänomen Genre 2/484 (Medici), PN II-1205, ca. 1904Victorian Era Loetz (attrib) ribbed vases, ca 1890
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    Posted 5 years ago

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    In the decade between 1920 and 1930, Loetz produced cameo glass products in the genre of Émile Gallé, sometimes signed with the Loetz name, sometimes signed in other names according to customer requests. Some of those names include Lucidus (written sources only), Veles, Velez, and Richard. It is possible that the VELES and VELEZ variants are fantasy names based on the French translation of Loetz Witwe (VEuve LoEtZ).

    This dresser box is in documented shape production number (PN) III-599, a form that dates to 1915 and was done in a variety of colors (not all cameo). This color combo of camilienrot with "schwarzen Knopf" (black button) is documented on this PN in Lötz Böhmisches Glas 1880-1940, Band 2 - Katalog der Musterschnitte.

    For other examples of Loetz cameo glass in the "Gallé style", see the cameo decor page on

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    1. magdalenagirl magdalenagirl, 5 years ago
      I love it! I collect boxes and don't have a Loetz example :(
    2. Ivonne Ivonne, 5 years ago
      Very interesting etymological considerations!Thank you,bohemianglassandmore!
    3. mxmarinemom mxmarinemom, 5 years ago
      I love it... I have a Galle'!! I would say it is possible! So much fun researching it all!
    4. Project_Harrach Project_Harrach, 5 years ago
      Great to see you found the catalog cutout for the box Warren!
    5. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 5 years ago
      Undeniable, a true beauty!
    6. Gillian, 5 years ago
      This is a very beautiful dresser "box"? Is that the name given my the manufacturer? Suggests to me a lidded dresser pot to me - but I am no expert on Loetz glass. The link doesn't work as it stands, so will look for another. So many peeps on this site are wonderfully knowledgeable about Loetz glass, and have large collections. I am very envious.
      Anyway, put me down for one of these please, and thank you!
    7. Gillian, 5 years ago
      Ah - Link works when copied and pasted.
    8. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 5 years ago
      Gillian - I think the word used by the manufacturer is the German word "deckeldose", or lidded (box, canister, jar, whatever...). I guess what you call it depends on what you put in it. :)

    9. Gillian, 5 years ago
      Thanks bohemianglassandmore (do you have a nickname?).
    10. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 5 years ago
      just beautiful warren
    11. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 5 years ago
      Gillian - you can call me Warren - that's my name :)

      Thanks, Anne! :)

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