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    Posted 3 years ago

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    A correspondence (1) between the Loetz glassworks and the Hornsleth company in Copenhagen in 1936 shows that the glassworks has brought out a new, very successful collection for a large, unspecified English customer (2). These pieces are referred to as executions in this document. Whether it was the official designation of the statements made by the Loetz company from that time, or whether these were only used internally between the hut and this customer, is beyond my knowledge and has not yet been precisely researched. I assume, however, that the designations used at the time were those of the hut, otherwise the Loetz company would not have communicated this to the Hornsleth company. The reason why the numbering of the versions that had existed for many years was not continued may have something to do with a changed situation at the Glassworks (3).
    The following decors were mentioned in the letter:
    Executions 1, brilliant opal with broad, opaque brilliant opal handle overlay. Executions 2, crystal-white carro inlay with a wide gold topaz handle overlay. Executions 7, smooth gold topaz with a wide purple handle overlay. Executions 8, Cobalt Papillon with a wide silver iris handle overlay. In the photos you can see vessels that correspond to these descriptions. Executions 1, transparent opalescent glass, model-blown with freely modeled handles, height 14.6 cm. Executions 2, crystal-white carro inlay with a wide gold topaz handle, height without handle 14 cm.
    Executions 7, smooth gold topaz with a wide purple handle, height 26 cm. Executions 8, cobalt papillon with a wide silver iris handle overlay, height 25.3 cm. The production numbers of these pieces are not known, there are a few other pieces that fit into this series, for example "crystal craquele with topaz etc."

    (1) District archive Klattau, Passau Glass Museum "Bohemian Glass" Volume VI, Page 21, No. VI. 10.
    (2) From the following companies, all based in London, only "Max Emanuel & Co." in question, since this company was a customer in Klostermühle until 1939. Also possibly the department stores "Harrods Ltd" and "Liberty & Co.". "Liberty" had its own designs made in Bohemia. The following companies are no longer considered because they no longer existed at the time or had already ceased contact with Loetz: "Cooper, Pegler & Co", "Farringdon Glass Works", "Thomas Goode & Co.", "Johnsen & Jörgensen Ltd.", "F. Krasa & Co.", "H. Mayer & Co.", "Rankin, Best & Green", "Schindler & Co.", "Viktoria Bazaar Co. Ltd.", "Weiss & Biheller", "Wentworth China & Glass Stores", "L. Wiener, Wittmann & Co.", Herbert Price & Co." and "F.W. Wollworth & Co".
    Source, "Loetz" Series II ", Paper Platters for Glass, Jitka Lnenickova.
    (3) see the article: Klatovy State District Archives
    Johann Lötz, widow, glassworks, Klášterský Mlýn
    1891-1951, inventory EL NAD No. 1153 AP No. 472, Ph Dr. Lenka Sýkorová, Klatovy 2012

    Aus einer Korrespondenz (1) der Glashütte Loetz und der Firma Hornsleth in Kopenhagen von 1936 geht hervor, daß die Glashütte für einen großen englischen, nicht genau erwähnten Abnehmer (2) eine neue, sehr erfolgreiche Kollektion herausgebracht hat. Diese Stücke wurden in diesem Schriftstück als Ausführungen bezeichnet. Ob es sich dabei um die offizielle Bezeichnung der Ausführungen der Firma Loetz aus dieser Zeit handelte, oder ob diese nur intern zwischen der Hütte und diesem Kunden gebraucht wurden, entzieht sich meiner Kenntnis und ist bisher noch nicht genau erforscht. Ich gehe allerdings davon aus, daß es die damals gebräuchlichen Bezeichnungen der Ausführungen die der Hütte waren, sonst hätte die Firma Loetz dies so nicht der Firma Hornsleth mitgeteilt. Weshalb die Nummernvergabe der bereits seit vielen Jahren bestehenden Ausführungen nicht weitergeführt wurde, hat eventuell etwas mit einer veränderten Situation der Glas-Hütte zu tun (3).
    In dem Schreiben wurden folgende Dekore erwähnt:
    Ausf. 1 brillantopal mit breiter opaker brillantopal Henkel-Auflage.
    Ausf. 2 kristall-weiß Carroeinlage mit breiter goldtopas Henkel-Auflage. Ausf. 7 goldtopas glatt mit breiter violetter Henkel-Auflage. Ausf. 8 Cobalt  Papillon mit breiter Silberiris Henkel-Auflage. Auf den Fotos sehen Sie Gefäße, die diesen Beschreibungen entsprechen. Ausführung 1, Transparentes opalisierendes Glas model-geblasen mit frei modellierten Henkeln, Höhe 14,6 cm. Ausführung 2, Kristall-Weiß Carroeinlage mit breiter goldtopas Henkel-Auflage, Höhe ohne Henkel 14 cm.
    Ausführung 7, goldtopas glatt mit breiter violetter Henkel-Auflage, Höhe 26 cm. Ausführung 8, Cobalt Papillon mit breiter Silberiris- Henkel-Auflage, Höhe 25,3 cm. Die Produktionsnummern dieser Stücke sind nicht bekannt, es gibt noch einige andere Stücke, die in diese Serie passen, zum Beispiel "Kristall craquele mit topas usw.

    (1) Bezirksarchiv Klattau, Passauer Glasmuseum "Das Böhmische Glas" Band VI, Seite 21, Nr. VI. 10.
    (2) Von den folgenden Firmen, alle mit Sitz in London, käme nur "Max Emanuel & Co." in Frage, da diese Firma bis 1939 Abnehmer in Klostermühle war. Ferner eventuell noch die Kaufhäuser "Harrods Ltd" und "Liberty & Co.". "Liberty" ließ eigene Entwürfe in Böhmen herstellen. Folgende Firmen kommen nicht mehr in Betracht, da diese zu der Zeit nicht mehr existierten oder den Kontakt zu der Firma Loetz bereits eingestellt hatten: "Cooper, Pegler & Co", "Farringdon Glass Works", "Thomas Goode & Co.", "Johnsen & Jörgensen Ltd.", "F. Krasa & Co.", "H. Mayer & Co.", "Rankin, Best & Green", "Schindler & Co.", "Viktoria Bazaar Co. Ltd.", "Weiss & Biheller", "Wentworth China & Glass Stores", "L. Wiener, Wittmann & Co.", "Herbert Price & Co." und "F.W. Wollworth & Co".
    Quelle, "Loetz" Series II", Paper Platters for Glas, Jitka Lnenickova.
    (3) siehe dazu den Artikel: Staatsbezirksarchiv Klatovy
    Johann Lötz, Witwe, Glashütte, Klášterský Mlýn
    1891-1951, Inventar EL NAD Nr. 1153 AP Nr. 472, Ph Dr. Lenka Sýkorová, Klatovy 2012

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    1. larksel larksel, 3 years ago
      Perfect post - thank you.
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Liberty’s had a habit of not allowing manufacturers to have their names on products they sold. Many years ago thee was an episode of the English Antiques Roadshow where several of these pieces with the handles in Cobalt Papillon were said to have been made for Liberty’s. I have an Ausfuhrung 1 Loetz rauchamethyst m. brillantopal vase that does not have a Czech mark at all. Whereas BOHEMIANGLASSANDMORE has the same vase that has the Made in Czechoslovakia mark.
    3. Loetzforever Loetzforever, 3 years ago
      vetraio50, thank you very much for your hint. I was not aware of such an article on Liberty. The etched floor mark, Made in Czechoslovakia, is not a reference to a specific manufacturer such as Loetz. It is a designation of origin that was first introduced in the UK in the 19th century for German goods (Made in Germany) to protect against cheap imported goods. This country reference was mandatory for all goods that were imported.
      Or maybe a paper sticker was enough for identification? Furthermore, we do not yet know whether Loetz has also supplied other customers with these goods.
      You know the blue Papillon with the sticker "Coronet". Unfortunately, this name stands for many manufacturers (mostly cars and machines). I found a manufacturer of the same name with a long tradition from the Black Forest who manufactured and sold housewares, perhaps a candidate. As always, it remains exciting .....
    4. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 years ago
      Wonderful information - I love these later pieces.
    5. Loetzforever Loetzforever, 2 years ago
      Thank you to all, Merci beaucoup à tous, Dankeschön an alle!
    6. Shuzbut Shuzbut, 2 years ago
      Nice write up...

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