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Diefenbach Style Bowl, ca. 1915 - decorated "in the silhouette manner"

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Art Nouveau3035 of 3168My First Loetz - a trip down memory laneLoetz Medici (Phänomen Gre 2/484), ca. 1902
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Posted 7 years ago

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Here is a rare example of Czech/Bohemian glass decorated in the "silhouette manner" made popular by the trained artist and social reformer Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach (b. 1851, d. 1913), who wrote and illustrated children's books in this technique, which reached its peak between 1910 and 1920.* Possibly executed by Friedrich Pietsch between 1915 and 1920. Beautifully decorated in animal and human figures with a stylized border in black enamels. The bottom is beveled and is ground flat.

*source: Collectible Bohemian Glass Vol. II 1915-1945, by Robert and Deborah Truitt


  1. manddmoir manddmoir, 6 years ago
    many thanks for this I've been searching for this image -I have an almost identical bowl but it is Gold on dark dark blue -its has a little less decoration and is missing the figures at the end. Now I have a better idea what it is!

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