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Loetz Art Glass1245 of 1642Growing Loetz / Bohemian collection Very Large Rindskopf Pepita Vase
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Posted 4 years ago


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Hello friends! I am very happy to have added a pretty rare Loetz piece to my collection; in the "Treetrunk" decor. This one has suffered the loss of a fairly large chunk of the spiraling snake, in more than one place, but it's still a terrific example of Jungensil craftsmanship from c1900. The snake may be broken, but it does give a rare chance to see that the snake is solid glass, not tubular. The iridescent coating gives the illusion that the snake is hollow, but it is solid. I would not have broken the snake to find that out, but now I know!

The second photo shows the Treetrunk with some relatives; on the left Phanomen Gr. 1/844, and on the right a PG 7773 JIP vase with its' own snake (both from earlier posts). This gives the perspective - the PG 1/844 is 9" tall. The Treetrunk is 10" tall and 5" in diameter - a nice wide trunk!

The third picture shows the Treetrunk with a Loetz Maximia vase. Here I want to show the similarity on the tops; where the glass is twisted and scalloped in very organic forms. This also makes this vase an unusual and rare form of Treetrunk; and I feel very lucky to own it, even if it isn't perfect. Enjoy!


  1. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 4 years ago
    It can't all be perfect. Rarities are rarities. :) great find!
  2. dasullywon dasullywon, 4 years ago
    Thank you, Greatsnowyowl; I really love it even with the breakage. It almost adds realism to the sculpture.
  3. dasullywon dasullywon, 4 years ago
    Thank you very much, BELLIN68! :)
  4. Justanovice Justanovice, 4 years ago
    Wow!!! : )
  5. LoetzBuddies LoetzBuddies, 4 years ago
    I debated with myself about bidding on the Treetrunk but in the end because I am such a perfectionist I decided not to go for it. However it is a wonderful piece.
  6. dasullywon dasullywon, 4 years ago
    I thought there was at least one bid missing. :)
  7. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
    Especially love the little JIP :-)
  8. dasullywon dasullywon, 4 years ago
    Thanks again BELLIN68, and thanks bevemvey (the JIP is one of my favorites!) :)

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