Posted 5 years ago
Here are some Loetz lidded dishes. I'm sorry for any controversy that I may have perpetuated with the asertion that companies copy decors, supplies and sometimes shapes. In fact this Ausf -237 has been seen in a 3-ball footed piece designed by Bolek, cased closed....but wait! Didn't Kralik also do that exact shape?
The first piece may indeed be Loetz but it has an iridized cobalt foot and finial in the same way that a lot of Kralik pieces were done. I call it a "flash" iridescence; it creates a "carnival glass" luster, common to a lot of Iris pieces. Loetz did this finish on Ausf 237. The shape does appear to resemble some Ruckl or Kralik shapes, but I have no evidence of that. Ruckl has some similarities in decor as well like many of there confetti pieces are pinched-and swirled on the surface like some of these pieces are. If someone could find the shape in a Loetz book please post a link to it, thank you.
1. Loetz? Ausf-237, maybe Kralik
2. Loetz? Pink and white tango
3. Loetz in Kelly green with enamel florettes
4. Loetz (shape in book) marbling feathers of color