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Loetz BAROCK Art Glass Vase with Applied Strawberry

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Bohemian / Czech72 of 91Bohemian Helios type hand tooled vase, ca. 1900A Harrachov Harrtil Netting Decor, Clear Crystal & Subtle Lemon in Daylight, Substantial Ashtray 1950s-60s
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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Currently this shape has been assigned to the Early Loetz production research.

    Loetz produced hot decorated glass with many applied motifs and called it "Barock" glass. This example is blown of uranium and opalescent glass which glows neon green. Polished pontil. 4-3/8" tall.

    Many other Bohemian glasshouses produced this style of glass for export for a number of years. Harrach especially. To preview the other example from go to and view photos 78.05 and 78.06. This vase has a different ground colour from my example and the applied feet are amber as well.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
    2. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
    3. truthordare truthordare, 2 years ago
      Just so we know the right spelling and time period, I myself thought it was late 18th-19th century, an off shoot of Victorian fussy ornamental style. This is what Encyclopedia Britannica online says about it, the word is French.
      "Baroque art and architecture, the visual arts and building design and construction produced during the era in the history of Western art that roughly coincides with the 17th century. The earliest manifestations, which occurred in Italy, date from the latter decades of the 16th century, while in some regions, notably Germany and colonial South America, certain culminating achievements of Baroque did not occur until the 18th century. The work that distinguishes the Baroque period is stylistically complex, even contradictory. In general, however, the desire to evoke emotional states by appealing to the senses, often in dramatic ways, underlies its manifestations. Some of the qualities most frequently associated with the Baroque are grandeur, sensuous richness, drama, vitality, movement, tension, emotional exuberance, and a tendency to blur distinctions between the various arts."
    4. welzebub, 2 years ago
      Just to be clear, Barock is the German spelling of a word which translates to both English and French as Baroque.
    5. slpprs slpprs, 2 years ago
      Nice! Great attribution, and a beauty too:)
    6. truthordare truthordare, 2 years ago
      Some words in the art field and time periods are not translated, as they were first used in French which was the norm then of using French words to describe styles, periods etc.

      It was a mark of sophistication, which showed that the author was well educated, well traveled and familiar with the practice. That is why so many terms today are French, and still used with the French language spelling, the English dictionary is full of French words which did not require an English translation, there is no need to translate, the term was adopted as is since, for those that know.
    7. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 2 years ago
      Thanks, to EVERYONE who gave some love or hit the like button.

      Racerfour4, Ironlace, Broochman and Slpprs, I really appreciate and enjoyed reading your kind comments.

      Thanks, Lisa for clarifying and adding to the discussion.

      Thanks, Craig for the simple explanation
    8. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      The vase decoration looks delicious, beautiful !~
    9. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 2 years ago
      Hi Phil! Thank you, so much for the lovely compliments. Hugs, to you. Hope you're doing well.

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