Posted 3 years ago
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.