Posted 6 years ago
Last Collector's Fair Day here in Sydney I was also able to get my first Carneol vase. In fact it was one of the first things I saw at the market that morning. I was still half asleep and walked dazedly around the stall until this vase woke me up with a jolt.
It is 6" or 15 cm tall and has some worn gilt enamel decoration around the rim.
Over to Alfredo Villanueva-Collado for some info about the Lapidary side of "Glasfabrik Johann Loetz Witwe" ......
Loetz - The early years - 1885-1898
"The glass factory, originally founded in 1836 by Johann Baptist Eisner, was taken over by Susanna Loetz, widow of Glass entrepreneur Johann Loetz in 1852. She renamed the company "Glasfabrik Johann Loetz Witwe", a name that was retained until all activities were stopped in 1947. In 1879 it passed to Max Ritter von Spaun. Under his guidance, together with director Eduard Prochaska, the glassworks flourished as never before and enjoyed its most successful period.
Von Spaun and Prochaska concentrated on the development of innovative glass types and new production techniques. Their first successful speciality was a glass type simulating semiprecious stones.
It is often called "Marmoriertes Glas" ("marbled glass").
The range contained Onyx (red/brown), Karneol (red/pink) and later Malachit (green). It was introduced in the second half of the 1880's.
The production of Marmoriertes Glas was resumed in 1906, in different colours like yellow and white."