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Posted 6 years ago

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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".


  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
    This is really interesting.
  2. dlfd911 dlfd911, 6 years ago
    It's hollow, Al, and glossy inside.
  3. dlfd911 dlfd911, 6 years ago
    There you go Alfredo, a look at the underside, and side view.
  4. cogito cogito, 6 years ago
    I still like the motorcycle gas tank cover idea. ;)
  5. ozmarty ozmarty, 6 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, 6 years ago
    try this
  7. ozmarty ozmarty, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 5 years ago
    Season's Greetings to you and Yours, dlfd911!

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