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Loetz vase - new Decor = "rot Flimmer", PN II-2794, ca. 1905

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    Posted 5 years ago

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    The first time I saw this decor in person was at the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show back in September. I've seen a few others in photographs, and I have always just referred to it in conversation as "Orange Medina", a version of the Medina decor with what I thought were orange spots instead of blue. I didn't buy the vase in September, but I approached the dealer recently to see if he still had it, and the happy result is that it now resides with me!

    The first thing I came to realize is that the spots aren't really "orange". They are actually a vivid red-orange, or as Loetz refers to it - "rot" (red). "Flimmer" in German translates to "flicker", which is the effect accomplished by mixing in the chromaventurine with the red splashes.

    Between PN II-2782 and II-2794 in 1905, there are about a dozen shapes where both Medina Optisch and rot Flimmer decors are indicated. Why they didn't just call it "Red Medina", I don't know, but at least we now know what these examples were actually called in the Loetz archived documents. As the paper pattern shows, this example is right at 8 inches tall, with five indents around the shoulder of the vase.

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    1. ozmarty ozmarty, 5 years ago
      another superb find !
    2. MALKEY MALKEY, 5 years ago
      really good documented piece great research thank you Warren for sharing
    3. inky inky, 5 years ago
      Very Christmas-ey!!.. beautiful Warren..well done!...:-)
    4. LoetzBuddies LoetzBuddies, 5 years ago
      Super-Detective Warren strikes again !
    5. MaryGregoryGuy MaryGregoryGuy, 5 years ago
      Fascinating decor, Warren
    6. beyemvey beyemvey, 5 years ago
      Amazing object Warren! - Regards, Bob.
    7. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Really special, amazing colour.
      Congratulation on your new find, Warren.

    8. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 5 years ago
      Thanks to all for the comments
    9. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      You're always coming up with something new Warren, and this one's a stunner!
    10. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Wish you and your 2017 is fill with, Peace, Love, Prosperity and love.
      All the best.

    11. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 5 years ago
      Thanks, Alan - same to you
    12. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Wonder if you can email me, want you opinion on very good suspicion i have on a piece of Glass.

      Many thanks for the return wish, much appreciated.


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