Posted 3 years ago
Phänomen Genre 166 is one of the earliest Phänomen decors, and it came in various ground colors. This example is on rubin (ruby) glass with iridescent pulled feather decoration. Select PG 166 pieces are further enhanced with an engraved outline around the pulled feathers, as this one displays. The shape is an analog for production number II-73. The production notes for II-73 (which dates to 1900) do not list PG 166 as one of the decors. It does however indicate a possible alternate (earlier) production number, which is probably what this one is. Many of the series II drawings from this time had Series I counterparts.