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Thanks Alan and Brian. I would say that Deb and Warren are the true experts, I consider myself lucky to be able to contribute to unraveling the origin of various glasses from time to time.
A wonderful piece of glass! "Geschrenkt" is an outdated spelling and is no longer used in the German language today. Originally, it denoted entangled things - in simple terms, things laid crosswise o...
It is true that documentions from that time are hardly or not available. I find it all the more important that monographs, which are used as references and cited, have to be processed especially caref...
Thank you for the nice comments and loves!
Thanks Deb and Warren!
Great find and excellent research! Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations! Rather rare decor on a lovely shape.
Michelle, your vase is shape number 495/10 I. It was produced in two sizes: approx. 6 inches (I) and approx. 5 inches (II). In Stefania Zelasko's book the page numbers of the pattern books are removed...
Indeed a high price for tango glass. But the colors and the tango glass category were most probably not the reason for the bidders. It is an historical example of Lötz production and the history of Vi...
The aubergine threads make it different from the "classic" Pfauenauge vases.
The PN is 1/627. So it was made in 1901 or somewhat later. The pattern did not survive, but I have the same Jardiniere with the number on it. I like the iridescence!
Very beautiful. Congratulations for finding this one. I also like the shape, rather simple, but perfect Art Nouveau style.
Thank you all for the nice comments! I have got photos with two additional examples from Deb and Mike confirming the Heckert attribution (Th 139 and Th 128). Great.
I can confirm Heckert Changeant, shape no. 5583 (pattern book 400), around 1903.
The shape is Th 57I, the larger one of two sizes.
As far as I can tell there was another bidder between us. I am very happy about it. I love it for the decor so close to Phaenomen Gre 166. I will send you some pictures with higher resolution.
Thanks for the comments and additional information. Much appreciated.
Just to confirm that this vase is made by Kralik, not Heckert. It was me identifying the Changeant decor a couple of years ago by means of Heckert drawings.
I saw this post only after posting mine: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/204428-pallme-koenig-versus-poschinger-threaded?in=442 It supports my opinion on the vases. Thanks.
Thanks for the additional info. The shape of my Cordé vase was also executed (at least) in Jaspis (the image mentioned on page 310), in Hekla and in Formosa (images I have from different auction house...
Thanks to all for the congrats and nice comments!
Most probably Kralik, shape number 3688 according to a product sheet from around 1905. It may have had a mount originally.
Very interesting... Some of the Robert Medeu & Co shapes comissioned by Lötz are also well known for Kralik vases: 1335/886, 1335/88, 1335/889. Shape 1335/886 also was used by Moritz Hacker (metal mak...
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Lee, sorry to say that Stefania is most probably wrong with her attribution to Fritz Heckert. I rather would suggest Kralik as maker.
Those pieces similar to Loetz PG 85/3710 and 85/3780 will long live as Loetz. But they are Heckert. The left is Th 66 (probably, depending on the size). Once you have recognized the difference to Loet...
Fritz Heckert made this c1903/04. Shape number Th 218, was made in three sizes: 9 1/4 in, 13 in and 17 1/2 in. Marmopal decor.
Excellent reasearch. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you all for the nice comments! @cogito: Your vase is not in the pattern books. There are more pewter mounted vases of this specific decor and color (I call it purple Changeant) which are not in...
That is an interesting question. Did Betty Hedrich execute her design works by herself? There are some arguments which do not support this idea: she was an artist, doing etchings, drawings and illustr...
I doubt Josephinenhütte could be the maker. Josephinenhütte started to produce bronze cypern (cobalt blue glass) in 1897 according to Stefania Zelasko. These vases look like early 1890ies to me. Also ...
This is design number Th 70 I from c. 1902.
Keep it a mystery, do not forget the many anonymous glass manufacturers in Bohemia at the turn of the 20th century. We may never know about their production.
Thanks Lee, you are welcome! Volkmar
Moonstonelover21, your's is Th 57 I, very popular design. There is also a smaller version with just 4 inches.
Rick55, I have to correct myself. Your vase is design no. Th 103, which is very similar. 491/8 is of a more slender design. Only one size, approx. 15 cm ot 6 inches.
Fritz Heckert, design no. 491/8 (design book "400" on page 491 line drawing no. 8). This vase was made in three sizes: 22 cm, 16.5 cm and 10 cm (8 5/8", 6 1/2" and 4").
The decor is Kralik too. Rare but you can find it also on other Kralik shapes.
Basalt glass was popular in the 1890s. I would not exclude the obvious maker: the Rachmann brothers. Riedel made it, Harrach made it, why not Rachmann?
It shows that Loetz paid attention to high quality long before the art nouveau period and employed highly skilled workers.
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The mark is hard to read. It could be F.H. 420/1 and a decor number. "F.H." stands for Fritz Heckert, "420/1" refers to the shape and the last number (J??) to the decor. It was made around 1890. As me...
I would call it a once-in-a-lifetime collector's item!