Posted 5 years ago
The Lötz book from 2003 lists only 15 genres, but Titania comes with many more. Titania refers to a group of decors consisting of an inner color layer (ground color), a second layer with thin silvery threads ("stahlgrau") within a layer of gradient colors and a clear glass layer on top. The genre number stands for the design of the threadings, wheras the color designation refers to the ground color and the color of the intermediate layer. Some genres are more often than others (with Gre 2534 beeing the most frequent), some are very rare and are applied to only a few vases.
This vase shows "Titania rot m. braun verlaufend" (red spreading with brown) Gre 2514. As with the Phaenomen genres the Gre number is derived from the production number where the decor was applied first. The decor is even drawn on the paper pattern of PN II-2514, and the decor is also listed on the pattern of II-2515. Titania Gre 2514 was used with only three production numbers (PN II-2495, II-2514, and II-2515), as far as the patterns tell us.
This is the first and only example of Titania Gre 2514 I know about.
The feather design resembles the older Phaenomen Gre 166.