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Loetz Urania-Silberiris vase with enamel fields, Otto Prutscher design, ca. 1929

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    Posted 10 months ago

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    A group of vases in this decor was designed by Otto Prutscher for the exhibition of the Cooperative of Austrian Artists in Vienna in 1929. The Urania decoration is a revival of the popular technique of separated threads from the Art Nouveau period, and was used on other Prutscher glassware of this time. Size: 3" tall by about 4.25" wide.

    source - Loetz Bohemian Glass 1880-1940, p. 277, plate 241

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    1. MstrXplodR MstrXplodR, 10 months ago
      Really neat! Is the glass somewhat iridescent?
      Also, was this blown into a mold?
    2. larksel larksel, 10 months ago
      Wonderful. Congratulations.
    3. Sammyz Sammyz, 10 months ago
      I'm usual! Enamel fields? Is that the white lines? Or are they separated glass threads in white? Is Urania the yellowish-brown base color or the overall decor name? This looks like it was blown into a mold with coin-dot protrusions.
    4. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 10 months ago
      The white is the enamel - "enamel fields" is how Ricke translates it. The yellowish-brown ground is Urania. It is not to be confused with uranium glass, however- no glowing under black light. There is another documented example of a mold blown piece in the same color that is called Urania, but it has no enamel decoration. To answer MstrXplodR, yes to both questions.
    5. Sammyz Sammyz, 10 months ago
      Awesome, thanks for the clarification Warren!

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