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Loetz Maron Verlaufend DEK I/291, PN Unknown, ca. 1902

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    Posted 6 years ago

    bohemiangl…
    (623 items)

    Pieces of this type by Loetz were decorated in a specific pattern, usually simply executed ornaments and flower motifs, either painted or etched with etching ink or chemicals from approximately 1900 - 1902.

    The ground on this one is "maron verlaufend" (spreading chestnut), with a floral design around the top, giving way to leaf and vine decoration on a field of small dots or berries. Interestingly, it is also UV reactive. The twisted shape adds interest, and it is finished with a fire polished rim, and a ground and polished pontil. The numbers 3/21/26 are engraved on the bottom; presumably, this was a later addition for reasons unknown. It is not marked with the DEK number, however there is a link below to the decor page for DEK I/291 on Loetz.com, which includes photos of a marked piece in a different shape.

    http://www.loetz.com/decors-a-z/dek/dekor-dek/291

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    Comments

    1. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 years ago
      Warren, this one is really, really special - just gorgeous.
    2. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 years ago
      How do you think they applied the decoration? Was it a sort of resist before they applied some of the the salts for the iridescence?
    3. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 6 years ago
      Michelle, I'm not real good on the technical stuff, but it seems to me like there would have been a resist, exposure to vapors, then filling in fine details with decorator's ink, then perhaps a another exposure to the salts?
    4. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 years ago
      Thanks, Warren - that sounds like a good explanation to me. I just love how the decoration seems to fade into the beautiful maroon color towards the top of the vase; it is very elegant.
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      very beautiful!!
    6. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      incredible
    7. famatta127 famatta127, 6 years ago
      Love this decor.

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