Posted 6 years ago
Five months ago I came across my first piece of 'Karneol' and posted it on CW. It's pictured here with a new smaller piece and a Loetz Chiné vase.
I was able to find this little vase in a regular haunt here and noticed that it had a gilded mark under the price sticker. Just one edge was visible. The dealer took off the sticker and I was hoping that the mark did not adhere to the mark .... luckily it had not been on long.
When I got home I checked out the numeration and saw that it included a III / 31. Even better ! Unfortunately the gilding is pretty worn but I think you should be able to work out the pattern in photo 3. No enamel .... just the scroll work with two bands top and bottom. A gilded band to the foot.
Over to Alfredo Villanueva-Collado for some info about the Lapidary side of "Glasfabrik Johann Loetz Witwe" ......
Loetz - The early years - 1885-1898
"The glass factory, originally founded in 1836 by Johann Baptist Eisner, was taken over by Susanna Loetz, widow of Glass entrepreneur Johann Loetz in 1852. She renamed the company "Glasfabrik Johann Loetz Witwe", a name that was retained until all activities were stopped in 1947. In 1879 it passed to Max Ritter von Spaun. Under his guidance, together with director Eduard Prochaska, the glassworks flourished as never before and enjoyed its most successful period.
Von Spaun and Prochaska concentrated on the development of innovative glass types and new production techniques. Their first successful speciality was a glass type simulating semiprecious stones.
It is often called "Marmoriertes Glas" ("marbled glass").
The range contained Onyx (red/brown), Karneol (red/pink) and later Malachit (green). It was introduced in the second half of the 1880's.
The production of Marmoriertes Glas was resumed in 1906, in different colours like yellow and white."
My collection of early Loetz is slowly increasing.
Festina Lente !!!!
H: 14 cm or 5.5"