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Loetz PN II-72 Vase with PG 6893 Décor & Silver Overlay ca 1898

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MacArt's loves19 of 1825Loetz Rosalin Olympia Streifenmartelé, Bakalowits PN 85/5041, ca. 1902 (possible Jutta Sika design)No licking the art glass please.
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    Posted 2 months ago

    DuDa
    (45 items)

    This Loetz PN II-72 (alt 2208) was a Christmas present for Duane from me and it checked many of his Loetz favorite boxes...blue, PG 6893, rubin ground, silver overlay. It was produced ca. 1898. Many collectors don't like the overlay on their Loetz as they feel it interferes with the décor of the glass. I think sometimes it does, but many times it works with the pattern, like I feel with this one. Additionally, the tooling on this silver is likely the best we have seen. Regardless, he is happy and therefore so am I.

    4-1/8" (10.5 cm) tall

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    Comments

    1. Sammyz Sammyz, 2 months ago
      Hi Duda, beautiful vase! Where did you get this? The silver overlay was made by Eugen Marcus, my favorite!
    2. DuDa DuDa, 2 months ago
      Sammyz, Thank you. We got this from a Belgian auction house.

      After reading your comment and doing a little looking (several with your name attached) I can see the similarities in other work attributed to that jeweler. Aside from some of the tooling that appears on everything I looked at, is there a mark or anything else we can look for that they used on this type of silverwork that defines it as theirs?
    3. Wow22, 2 months ago
      Couldn't agree more with your comments on overlay pieces. This one is sinuous and sensual - Looooooove it!!!!!
    4. Findings, 2 months ago
      sweet ..
    5. Sammyz Sammyz, 2 months ago
      I have not found a mark used on the silver overlay work. He did stamp his larger pieces with his name. The only identification I have found is an original sticker found on a white vase with silver overlay. It has some obvious stylistic similarities to yours

      https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/53053056_austrian-silver-overlay-iridescent-art-glass-vase
    6. DuDa DuDa, 2 months ago
      Yes it does.

      Thank you for that link.
    7. IronLace IronLace, 2 months ago
      Wow, such a magical gift! Absolutely stunning!
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 months ago
      Oh my, it is so beautiful! What a wonderful gift! The silver work is very good! I am not a collector of glass but of jewelry, so I must ask if they had silversmiths to help with the silverwork?
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 months ago
      ... and the vase is very art noveau but the etchings on the silverwork looks victorian. I just love that mix!
    10. DuDa DuDa, 2 months ago
      Elisabethan, yes, the silver was usually applied and worked by silversmiths, in this case it is surmised by Sammyz (I agree) that the smith who likely did this work was Eugen Marcus of Germany. Of course without a hallmark or paper label the attribution cannot be 100% certain, but I believe it to a large degree.

      Sammyz shows two other examples here, one that retains a paper label.
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/276365-possible-early-loetz-with-eugen-marcus-a?in=user
    11. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 months ago
      DuDa thank you for the information! Very interesting. I see a necklace by him, if the same man, on a welknown action house site and it sais "Made by Eugen Marcus, jeweller to the German court, in Berlin ca 1915."
    12. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 months ago
      Gorgeous!
    13. DuDa DuDa, 2 months ago
      Elisabethan, that would be the same man.
    14. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 months ago
      Ok great, you taught me something new :). Thank you!

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