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Friedrich (Fritz) Wilhelm Heckert-OTTO THAMM, CENTRE PIECE BOWL, Circa 1902

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    Posted 3 years ago

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    Hello Everyone.
    Here is my last acquisition in my Fritz Heckert Family, a beautiful Design by Otto Thamm from the 1900, a very bright Gold iridescent with exceptional Red swirls threading, a beautiful decor, that I wish to find more in near future.
    No marking on Bronze mount, very Art Nouveau all the way.

    This piece is 2.50 inches tall, 9 inches wide, 6.50 inches with the mount.


    Fritz Heckert was born in 1837 as the eighth son of the master glazier Johann Andreas Heckert (1789-1852) in Halle an der Saale. Of the nine siblings, seven worked in the glass industry. After the death of his father he went to Berlin to his brother Carl Ferdinand at the age of 15. There he learned the trade of a merchant and designated himself from 1863 as a manufacturer. In 1862 he acquired a glass grinding mill, the so-called rock mill on the Zacken near Petersdorf on the edge of the Giant Mountains; In 1866 he founded his glass refinery in Petersdorf, which he could expand to a major glass refining company with at times 200 employees, which also had a glassworks from 1889 onwards. Fritz Heckert died in 1887.

    Glass production
    His widow, then a son-in-law and from 1905 son Bruno Heckert continued the company. In 1910, Heinrich von Loesch, chamberlain and manor owner on Kammerswaldau, acquired the Heckert company. It traded from 1911 as Fritz Heckert - Petersdorfer Glashütte KG. 1918 bought the Josephinenhütte the realm count Schaffgotsch from the neighboring Schreiberhau the Heckert company. In addition, a merger was formed with the glass company Neumann and Staebe from Hermsdorf / Kynast. Until 1925 they existed under the name Jo-He-Ky as a limited partnership and then the Heckert company went into the Josephinenhütte AG Petersdorf, which existed until 1945. After the end of the Second World War, production continued in Szklarska Por?ba and Piechowice. The still remaining German masters formed a new tribe of Polish skilled workers. In 1958, the Josephinenhütte was renamed "Huta Julia". The glassworks in Szklarska Por?ba was shut down in 2000. Thus, the Glashütte in Piechowice (Petersdorf) is the only surviving monument of the Josephinenhütte including the Heckert glass refinery and the old famous glass tradition of the Silesian Giant Mountains.

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    1. stsebastius stsebastius, 3 years ago
      Thankyou great background for this glassmaker.
      So many of these glass families are a reflection of their times, its a shame that their stories don't get told more often.
      Will note for future reference. Krgds StS
    2. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      golden glory my jolly good friend alan fablus acquisition
      god bless
      all the the very best malkey
    3. Bambus1920 Bambus1920, 3 years ago
      As a fellow Otto Thamm aficionado I congratulate you on this wonderful acquisition. The decor can be found in S. Zelasco's Fritz Heckert book on Page 189, no. 309.
    4. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
      just a work of art....lovely..
    5. dlpetersen, 3 years ago
      All I can say is BEAUTIFUL
    6. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      stsebastius, thank you kindly for your comment and appreciation of this post.
      No merit here everything is on the internet, but I know what you mean, always interesting to read info on glass maker from the past.
    7. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      MALKEY, Thank you kindly for your comment and constant support on my post, very much appreciated my friend.
    8. JenniferH JenniferH, 3 years ago
      Beautiful and incredible.
    9. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      Bambus1920, i know you are a fan of OT, like me, I have many books since start collecting glass, but I still don’t have the S.Zelasko’s book, it’s become a priority now with 11 pieces of FH.
      Many thanks for the visit, comment and appreciation of this post.
    10. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      Roycroftbooksfromme1, Yes agree, I just adore piece with bronze mount, and the design of this one is fabulous, way better seeing with your eyes, picture not gave justice.
      Many thanks for your visit, comment and appreciation of this post.
    11. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      dlpetersen, this is exactly what i think the first time i see it online, week's before auction start, now my Brain dictated what i have to do,,,,;-D
      Long overdue, but really appreciated the visit, comment and appreciation of this post.
    12. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      JenniferH, totally agree on both statement, this bowl was number 12 of my Heckert family and definitely gain some attraction even more when put beside the others one and vice versa for the others pieces beside this bowl, that's the marvelous feeling of collecting the same glass house.
      Again long overdue, but really appreciated the visit, comment and appreciation of this post.
    13. Sylvester22 Sylvester22, 3 years ago
      You have a great eye for glass. Just so pretty.
    14. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      Hi Alan! I came on here with you in mind. I am so glad to see that you are back at it with this beyond gorgeous piece and knowing you, I don't think you need to wish, I'm sure you will find more of these. So stellar!!!
    15. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Very art noveau!

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