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Posted 5 years ago


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I was very lucky to find this - it was described as a "vintage irridescent (sic) glass jug", the pictures were terrible, and I only spotted it 5 minutes before the listing ended.
I believe that this is a Loetz spiraloptisch milk jug - Alfredo has a jug in the same decor in the shape of my pink Rusticana (just posted) - see
There is a beautiful soft yellow iridescence over the green that I found very hard to capture in the photos - hence the black glass plinth. And it is vaseline glass - the final photo was taken under UV light, but in broad daylight. Alfredo christened his "Olympia Spiraloptisch" because of the uranium. I'm not sure I can get away with that name - the yellow iridescence really does not fit with Olympia!


  1. Londonloetzlearner Londonloetzlearner, 5 years ago
    Thank you Czechman - certainly was lucky! Or perhaps spending too much time surfing eBay ...
  2. Londonloetzlearner Londonloetzlearner, 5 years ago
    Thank you Obscurities. Now, if I can just keep you Yanks off, I might get a few more!
  3. Londonloetzlearner Londonloetzlearner, 5 years ago
    Thank you, Bellin68 and kerry10456, most kind!
  4. Londonloetzlearner Londonloetzlearner, 5 years ago
    No! No, Czechman! No! You already beat me to that fabulous Kralik piece - hands off UK eBay! Stick to your own side of the pond, please - I don't need that sort of competition!
  5. Londonloetzlearner Londonloetzlearner, 5 years ago
    Hmmm. Just remember - I'm watching you now.

    Tee hee ; )
  6. Londonloetzlearner Londonloetzlearner, 5 years ago
    Thank you, LoetzBuddies.
  7. Slave-to-glass Slave-to-glass, 5 years ago
    Beautiful!! Not fair over here in Oz.. U.S and U.K have the best stuff but the postage to here is horrendous!
  8. jericho jericho, 5 years ago
    Vive La France eBay! They either don't know or don't care about my Czech
  9. Londonloetzlearner Londonloetzlearner, 5 years ago
    Well, Slave-to-glass, you don't seem to be doing too badly on finding great little sleepers! And there's the odd thing in Oz I'd really like to get my hands on. I guess the grass is always greener - save that you're absolutely right about those Yanks, they do get all the best stuff!
  10. Londonloetzlearner Londonloetzlearner, 5 years ago
    Hate to say it Jericho, but this one was UK eBay! I agree though, French eBay can be even more fertile. Vive la difference!
  11. Londonloetzlearner Londonloetzlearner, 5 years ago
    Thank you Mac63, MiKKoChristmas11, vetraio50, manddmoir, and Scandi!
  12. Londonloetzlearner Londonloetzlearner, 5 years ago
    Thank you Al! I'll let you know if I see another one - the UK is doing well for Loetz jugs at present.
  13. Londonloetzlearner Londonloetzlearner, 5 years ago
    My best Christmas present was the Loetz Serie II book by Jitka Lnenickova, part 1 of Volume 2 of a proposed series of 5 new volumes on Loetz - some of which will be in 2 parts. This is the first of the series to be published and appears only to be available from Muzeum Sumavy. It has been referenced several times on CW in the last few months.
    You can imagine how delighted I was to find my jug on page 427. Production no II-4344. Described as having 8 feet (as mine does) and having been supplied to Max Emmanuel in London in December 1906 in Olympia spiraloptisch - who appears to have ordered only 2 in this decor, at least at that time.
    The bad news? It was supplied with a sugar bowl I haven't got! And it also comes in ruby optisch and creta optisch. I must keep looking ...
  14. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 5 years ago
    congrats on teh book. we asked about the second volume. they said it very likely would never be produced :( and that this would likely be the only run of this particular volume.
    olympia definitely can have a lovely golden iridescence. it's so delicate. Fairy gossamer.
  15. Londonloetzlearner Londonloetzlearner, 5 years ago
    Thank you GSO.
    I have to say - little surprise if most of this book project were abandoned. It seemed a monumental project, considering how long just this one volume took. I do hope, however, that they will struggle on with Volumes I, III and IV - the paper pattern catalogues for pre-1900, post 1913 and the customer commissions, for those who don't have the book. Volume V - the decor guide - would be nice too ...
  16. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 5 years ago
    jitka and christian both said it was very unlikely to continue.
  17. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    you lucky dog -- good for you it was meant to be
  18. Londonloetzlearner Londonloetzlearner, 5 years ago
    Thank you Epson233.
    Al, I don't think it's an abdication of commitment, reading the book they did write - I think they did not have the budget or the resources at a tiny provincial museum (viewed in context - we are not dealing with the British Museum or the Met) for the monumental task facing them. As I understand it, Christian and Jitka already put a fair amount of their own money into the project just to get this far - not to mention years of their lives. Perhaps international donations might open up the possibilities .... In any event, we can hope that they will fulfil their hope of putting all the documents, or more accurately copies of them, into a publicly accessible library at the museum to encourage others to complete the work.
  19. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 5 years ago
    What LLL said. They had volunteers uploading and scanning individual pages from the book for these. when you see the size of the volume and just how much work went into this.. using pretty archaic means of getting there.. and lack of funds. When we were there they hit us up for 2k to buy a large collection of meyers neffe/kralik that the museum could not afford. They have NO money at all. From what I understand Deb pretty much is funding the Kralik book that Jitka is writing. (at least I think it's a kralik book) I just don't think they have the time or resources. I think Jitka is responsible for at least two museums and mostly responsible for one more. I can understand why it probably won't get done. If there was a massive influx of cash the situation probably would be very different. .
  20. Londonloetzlearner Londonloetzlearner, 5 years ago
    Thanks, GSO, epson233 and MiKKoChristmas11.

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