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

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Posted 3 years ago

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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, which includes photos of a marked piece in a different shape.


  1. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 years ago
    Warren, this one is really, really special - just gorgeous.
  2. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 years ago
    very beautiful!!
  6. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 3 years ago
  7. famatta127 famatta127, 3 years ago
    Love this decor.

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