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Hantich & Co. "Johnolyth" Vase, Haida, ca. 1931

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Posted 2 years ago

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Check one off the bucket list - the Haida obsession continues -

Hantich and Co., Haida
Shape and decoration: 1931
Signed "Johnolyth", green in the glass interlayer on the base
H. 7.5 inches

Colorless glass decorated with painting. Crystal flashed.

Introduced as a novelty by Hantich and Co. in Haida in 1931. These pieces get their name from a glass technologist employed by the firm with the name "John", who invented the process. In the process, heavy lead crystal glass is painted, then flashed with another crystal layer, sandwiching the decoration (including the base signature) between the layers. Its appeal is in the vivid use of color and motif. The vase here has a trio of creatures encircling the vessel - a dragonfly, a pennant coralfish, and a flying fish. These are surrounded by seaweed/leaves against a mottled orange background which is reminiscent of WMF's "Ikora" glass as well as the Schaumglas pieces produced by Loetz. There is also a deep blue color spreading to clear, which sets off the decoration very nicely.

For further reading and other examples, see Das Böhmisches Glas, Band VI and also Das Glas im Raum Haida und Steinschönau


  1. Gillian, 2 years ago
    Just beautiful, stunning & awesome. Many modern touches, or looks (can't think of the right word), and was it made in 1931? I'm truly lost for words. (Which some people would appreciate.) Adjectives fail me.
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    I'm with GILLIAN ... Much better than the other photos I saw.
  3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
  4. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    How couldn't I love a vase with a dragonfly !?! :-D
    Époustouflant! (Higher than stunning, wink)
  5. Project_Harrach Project_Harrach, 2 years ago
    Congrats Warren, it's a superb example!

    On my bucket list too for quite a bit....eventually the right opportunity will come up :)

  6. famatta127 famatta127, 2 years ago
    There was one in Baltimore and they were asking $$$ dollars. Congratulations Warren. I love this decor.
  7. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 2 years ago
    I fully agree with Gillian
  8. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
    Very beautiful and elegant... wow....
  9. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
    I came to comment on this forgetting that I already commented on it -- that's how nice this piece is... double comment worthy!!! (probably come back in a months' time to comment again -- triple score)
  10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
  11. fionablack fionablack, 2 years ago
    It really catches your eye what a beautiful piece...
  12. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 2 years ago
    lo vuelvo a disfrutar un ratito, que hermoso
  13. cindyjune cindyjune, 7 months ago
    Very beautiful!
  14. jymmyp, 7 months ago
    Magical !

    I didn't know this artist !
    Thanks to share.

    Discover my personal collection on 3dgalleries.com :

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