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    Posted 4 years ago

    glassiegirl
    (44 items)

    There are a few Loetz elephant figurine vases posted and wanted to share my example that has decorative etching since there is not one posted.

    Blown of colourless glass. Ears, tusks, legs, trunk, mouth and tail are applied. Elephant has a decorative etched saddle with flowers, stars and other geometric motifs.

    5" tall. 8" long at best.

    Revised: In Truitt II, there's elephant decanter sets under Palda from the mid 1930's which my elephant may very well be Palda and not Loetz. Also notice there is different sizes of elephant decanter sets. (fig.4)

    In the 1902 Loetz line drawing notice the back of the elephant is at a slant which the Palda example is not. (fig.3)

    With the line drawings, the production of these examples were in style for 25+ years. Dave Littlefield has a elephant figurine example with out a slant back and a oval Czechoslovakia mark to confirm Loetz was still producing the elephant shape in the 1920's. My example was not marked. I believe, as Dave said in his posting, his example could have been commissioned, and maybe with the slight differences in shape, we can tell what is early and late production by looking if the elephant shape has a slant back or not. Just a thought...

    Dave's example:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/94619-loetz-elephant-figural-vase

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    Comments

    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      That's beautiful! I think I would be putting some expensive silk flowers in there. :-))
    2. Moonhill Moonhill, 4 years ago
      Nice one..... Are the tusks missing?
    3. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 4 years ago
      Hi Moonhill. I understand it is common to find the tusks damaged or missing. On this example the tips of the tusks have been ground down, but are still present. Thank you, for your interest.

      Thank you, Effesgirl for the suggestion and compliment. :)

      Thanks, in advance to those that have loved the post. Much appreciated!!
    4. Moonhill Moonhill, 4 years ago
      Thank you glassiegirl...I have 2, one is missing the 2 tusks and the other one in perfect condition. Love them both.
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      This realliy is SPECTACULAR !!!!!
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      VERY VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!
    7. Gruff Gruff, 4 years ago
      Never seen anything like this,
      Very nice
    8. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 4 years ago
      Thanks, Kevin, Sean and Gruff for the kind compliments. :)
    9. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 4 years ago
      Thanks, Al for responding. Much appreciated.

      I would also like to thank, PhilMac51 for pointing out the figural decanter sets from Palda from his Rhino posting.
      Here is the link:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/183471-loetz-martele-rhinoceros?in=666
    10. ozmarty ozmarty, 4 years ago

      Hi Leah check out updated version

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/185281-loetz-martele-rhinoceros--debate-contin?in=442
    11. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 4 years ago
      Thanks, OZ.
    12. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 4 years ago
      That is amazing. Certainly never to be found in the thrift store in the US. Very nice. !ove it
    13. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 4 years ago
      You never know, OGF. :)
      Thanks, so much for the love.
    14. jeneric jeneric, 4 years ago
      AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!

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