Posted 5 years ago
I previously posted a couple of Kralik utility pieces, so here are (most) of my Loetz, or probably Loetz, jugs and glasses. I like the combination of utility and beauty - and since it is Wimbledon fortnight it's the right time to use them! Pimms anyone?
The pink Rusticana was the first piece I ever bought that I knew was definitely Loetz - thanks to Alfredo - even though it was described as a Victorian cranberry jug. The green neptune is also a definite Loetz.
The amber and clear jugs in the same shape both have polished pontils, and the right "feel" so I believe they are the Loetz version - pictured on page 585 of Ricke II, showing production number 3175 - rather than the similar jugs made by Ruckl, Kralik, Palda...
And then there's the final clear crackle jug. Same "feel" as the other clear jug, polished pontil, and very similar to the fourth jug on page 585, so I would guess that is Loetz too - until someone tells me different! Best thing is that the final jug came with a set of half pint beer mugs - I mean Pimms cups - two pictured.
And then there's the vaseline spiraloptisch - but that's a milk jug, so it doesn't go with these. Separate post? Oh why not!