Posted 2 years ago
As early as 1914 or 1915, Leo Moser in Karlsbad developed a type of embellishment with gilt bands of acid-etched decoration under the tradename "Oroplastique". Broader development of the technique had to wait until after World War I. From about 1920, as oroplastic decoration using neoclassical themes gained in popularity, other glass producers began to make similar lines. Oertel and Carl Goldberg in Haida, and also Loetz in Klostermuehle, had their own versions of this style. This decor is called "Figuren", ca. 1926, and it is by far the more uncommon of the Loetz oroplastic decors. The other, "Etrusk", is found more often, but it is also uncommon. Figuren is characterized by single figures within a medallion shaped background, while Etrusk is more elaborate and encircles the vessels in mythologica figures and animals. This shape, PN III-1881, dates to about 1923, but the decor is a little later.
For more information about this decor and Loetz acid cutback decoration, see my article on Loetz.com:
For examples of the Etrusk decor, see the decor page here: