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Posted 6 years ago


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Hello, Here is an example of decor Ausfuhrung 166 and 167 by Loetz around 1920. This threaded decor represents a new kind decorative glass, glass that depends on the simplicity of shape, color and geometric application. This glass must have been influenced by the Viennese Secession movement and continued through the deco era of architecture, art and design. you can even see influences of Bauhaus (before it began). Application decor does not replace traditional enameling, engraving or cameo work, rather they existed side-by-side. Loetz may not have been the only company to produce these pieces although hey are always attributed to them.

The tango base color is cased in crystal before the contrasting color can be applied- for this reason the color seems to really "pop".

The horizontal application can be seen in any number of shapes, with and without prunts (buttons). I believe the pieces were all threaded in a tubular shape before working the rim to flair out and utilizing two or more glass artists. there must be some secret to the exact placement of the glass thread, perhaps some tool that guides the line.


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    I think that there was a threading machine invented and patented by Hodgetts, Richardson & Son of Stourbridge in 1876. There are a similarities in this decor to the earlier work of designs by Carl Georg von Reichenbach & made by Benedikt von Poschinger, Oberzwieselau c 1905. Ozmarty and myself saw an example here in Sydney five months ago. Later Marty was able to pick up his wonderful yellow example of the LOETZ Ausführung 166 that he has on CW:
  2. jericho jericho, 6 years ago
    I would love to see that machine at work, thank you for that bit of knowledge.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    I have not yet seen a picture of the John Northwood machine better known as the "pull-up thread" machine
  4. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 3 years ago
    Please Jericho can you tell me your opinion about my recent post
    Thanks a lot.

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