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

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Moonstonelov…'s loves985 of 12104Large Loetz Vesuvian Vase.Kralik martelé and threaded vase with nice collar
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    Posted 6 years ago

    bohemiangl…
    (621 items)

    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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    Comments

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

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