Posted 7 years ago
A bulbous shaped Fritz Heckert Glasfabrik vase in blown uranium glass and designed and decorated by Ludwig Sütterin. “Sütterin” is signed on the inner rim. This translucent enamel Sütterin “tree” decor was used on various Heckert vases and glassware produced from 1902-04. This piece has a nice strong iridescent satin finish and deep fluorescence under ultraviolet light. For other examples see,the Passauer Glasmuseum, Das Böhmische Glas, Vol. 5, pg. 69-71. Dimensions: 6.69"(H) x 8.66"(W).
Ludwig Sütterlin (1865–1917) was a graphic artist who lived in Berlin, Germany, and was most notable for designing and creating the old German blackletter handwriting Sütterlinschrift (Sütterlin script) or simply Sütterlin. Near the end of his life, Sütterlin acted as the principle designer for the respected Glasfabrik Fritz Heckert from 1900 - 1905. His designs for Heckert often reflect a transition of Jugendstil and Art Deco style motifs.