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    Posted 10 years ago

    dlfd911
    (134 items)

    One of my recent purchases. I have not owned anything prior to this in the Leonidas decor, and I love finding unusual shapes to add to my collection, so this one was a no-brainer, as they say. It is about 1.5 inches high, 8.5 inches long, and 4.5 wide. It has a sort of rim around the base of it, so it could have been used as an architectural detail on a building, or, as someone suggested, put in a holder as part of a wall sconce. Whichever it is, it is shown in Waltraud Neuwirth's Loetz Austria 1905-1918, and described as "unfinished product".

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    Comments

    1. AmberRose AmberRose, 10 years ago
      This is really interesting.
    2. dlfd911 dlfd911, 10 years ago
      It's hollow, Al, and glossy inside.
    3. dlfd911 dlfd911, 10 years ago
      There you go Alfredo, a look at the underside, and side view.
    4. cogito cogito, 10 years ago
      I still like the motorcycle gas tank cover idea. ;)
    5. ozmarty ozmarty, 10 years ago
      Have you seen the exterior of Villa Spaun? it has similar glass (not Leonidas) . I have a photo will try to put it on for you.
    6. ozmarty ozmarty, 10 years ago
      try this
      http://members.iinet.net.au/~martyhoenig//newwebvillaspaun001.jpg
    7. ozmarty ozmarty, 10 years ago
      I took this photo a few weeks ago when i went to pay homage to Loetz . Even my wife was affectect by standing on Holy ( Loetz) ground !
    8. ozmarty ozmarty, 10 years ago
      It is incredibly sad that neither the Czech government or the owner do not recognize the historical significance of this building . Then again I saw many places from all ages that were neglected .
    9. dlfd911 dlfd911, 10 years ago
      Hi Marty, and thanks for the link. Yes, it's sad that they let it run down like that. I suspect there was damage to some of the "cabochons" on the building and they removed and reapplied the intact ones, thus going from 4 rows to 2 on the entrance. Al has some good photos of it on his site as well. They are oval pieces rather than teardrop-shaped. But this did occur to me, and was suggested by the previous owner of it, (probably a story told to him when he purchased it as well).
    10. ozmarty ozmarty, 10 years ago
      I seem to recall seeing some internal photos of the villa which also had many glass fixtures . perhaps if not intended for the Max Von Spaun villa they could have been a special order or trials for other buildings??
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Season's Greetings to you and Yours, dlfd911!
    12. cameoboy cameoboy, 3 years ago
      Holy cow! You had this all this time? Villa Spaun is covered in them!

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