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Loetz Braun Silberiris Bowl, DEK 455, st PN II-1052, ca. 1903

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    Posted 8 years ago

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    Coming up with the accurate technical name for this bowl was difficult. Conventional wisdom on pieces like this one has been that the decor is Delphi - one glaring problem - the ground is not green, and Delphi as defined in "Loetz Bohemian Glass 1880-1940" (Ricke) has a green ground. This ground, however, is decidedly a rich brown color. The outer iridescence is just spectacular - deep blues and purples. The shape is very similar to PN II-1052, but the size of this one is a little smaller.

    For the decor name, there are clues in the production notes for some of the paper patterns that are missing, and that's where I came up with the name. Braun (Brown) Silberiris is mentioned as a decor for production numbers (PNs) II-3/369 and II-3/420. Thanks to my friend Steve, I know that the decoration is designated DEK 455. He has a nice pair of vases in the same decor that are marked. Be sure to click on the images to full size - the details are amazing.

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    1. Project_Harrach Project_Harrach, 8 years ago
      Beautiful piece Warren. There was an identical piece in gold for sale recently.
    2. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 8 years ago
      Really? I would love to see that one, Brian... Is there a link to it?
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Truly Special !!!!
    4. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 8 years ago
      the earth and sky inside outside marvelous...
    5. ozmarty ozmarty, 8 years ago
      Great piece with good shape and great decor and iridescence
    6. Rick55 Rick55, 8 years ago
      You're right about the detail... I love it!!

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