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Acid etched vase, Johann Oertel & Co., Glass Refinery Haida, ca. 1920-1925

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Posted 3 years ago

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The glass refinery run by Johann Oertel (Jr - the elder Johann died in 1909) had close ties with the glass school in Novy Bor (Haida) and executed many of their designs right up until the start of World War II.* They also executed many designs for the famous Wiener Werkstätte.

Glass vessels of this type are documented in Das Böhmische Glas 1700-1950, Band VI (Art Deco - Moderne), plates VI.92 through VI.94, and a vase in dark violet in the same decor is pictured in the book Glass 1880-1930, Novy Bor and the Surrounding Area, page 41.

This example is in dark blue glass, mold blown, acid-etched in a single operation, then with partially painted gilt lines and gold enamel applied in the background. The rim and the base are finely ground and polished. Marked with the Oertel cypher "Ö" within a diamond on the body of the vase in the same manner as the etched decoration (see 2nd photo). The decorative motif is typical of those coming from the glass schools in Haida and Steinschonau in the early part of the art deco period - unmistakably Czech and always perfectly executed, which is why I love them so much.

*source: Collectible Bohemian Glass 1880-1940, by Robert & Deborah Truitt


  1. Project_Harrach Project_Harrach, 3 years ago
    Fantastic piece Warren!
  2. Ivonne Ivonne, 3 years ago
    What a vase!More than beautiful!
  3. sklo42 sklo42, 3 years ago
    Simply exquisite.
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Love the Oertel device - so clever !!!! Beautiful vase !!!!!
  5. ozmarty ozmarty, 3 years ago
    Stunning !!
    now where can I find one ??? : )
  6. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 3 years ago
    wonderful it would be nice having it in hand
  7. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
    What a fantastic vase Warren! Simply stunning!!!
  8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
    What a wonderful piece of art!!
  9. ozmarty ozmarty, 1 year ago
    Warren this is so very like my new Pokal . no wonder you thought mine was Oertel...

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