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Loetz Turmalin, Dek 305, Form Nr. Unknown, ca. 1902

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Posted 6 years ago


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Newly arrived from across the pond, this is a rare example of Turmalin, with a colorless ground and a slightly violet matte iridescence. This pattern of gold paint in relief is Dek (decor) 305, identified by number within the ground and highly polished pontil. Fire polished rim with eight prunts applied while the glass was hot (evidenced by the slight indentation behind each one inside the vase). No doubt named after the semi-precious gem, Tourmaline, this is another example of Loetz taking something wonderful found in nature and translating it into breathtakingly beautiful glass.


  1. LoetzDance LoetzDance, 6 years ago
    A rare and beautiful vase! A nice example of Tourmalin in the 305 decor just like the one that is shown in the books! Congratulations and thanks for sharing this lovely piece with us.
  2. Project_Harrach Project_Harrach, 5 years ago
    Beautiful piece Warren! The more I look at it, the more I like it too!

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