Extra! Extra! Read all about it - 9 New Decors and a new section on Museums!

We are excited to introduce nine new Loetz decors, three of which were identified and submitted by fellow collectors from around the world, one from the USA and two from Germany. We are also pleased to add a new section on Museums to Loetz.com. Here we will list museums that feature Loetz art glass in their permanent collections. This section will be a work in progress as we continue to add information on museums of interest to Loetz collectors. Enjoy!

New Decors

1) PG 7579PG 7579PG 7579The original example that we had in this decor was thought to be a PG 7499 and was placed on the site in this category. While it always looked a bit different, we chalked it up to photography. Then we found another example in the same shape, PN I-7579, and the production notes confirmed our suspicions that the “thumb print” design on these two examples were a different decor entirely.

2) PG 7766PG 7766PG 7766This decor was identified by a collector who was doing research to locate the production number for a crete Papillon vase that she had recently purchased. When she located the Bakalowits shape, PN 85/3693, she noticed that a “bronce PG 7766” was included in the production notes. She then recalled that a CW article posted a year earlier presented a bronce example in the same shape, and, voila, we have a newly identified decor! Thanks, Jill and Tomasz, for letting us share your story!

 

3) PG 8353PG 8353 PG 8353 While researching the production notes for a lamp shade, this collector came across PN II-8353 and noticed that the paper pattern not only provided a drawing showing the identical design of the decor on her shade but also a description that matched exactly to her example. This is great Loetz research!

 

4) PG 85/3839PG 85/3839 PN II-2299PG 85/3839 PN II-2299A paper pattern of a lampshade showing this decor along with a description of the ground colors, spreading dark blue & spreading dark green, is shown in “Loetz Bohemian Glass 1880-1940” published by Hatje Cantz on p. 310. Later research provided documentation that this decor was also produced in opal and Thea grounds.

 

5) PG 85/5054PG 85/5054 PN 85/5054PG 85/5054 PN 85/5054A paper pattern of a lampshade showing PG 85/5054 along with the description: ground colors, gray, ozone; decorated with silver-yellow band and dots, is shown in “Loetz Bohemian Glass 1880-1940” published by Hatje Cantz on p. 311. Many photographic candidates for this decor were available in our library and several of these were included in our “Unknown PG” section and labeled “possibly PG 85/5054”. It wasn’t until recently that we were able to obtain an example with a gray ground in PN II-85/5054 that helped us to definitively document this decor.

6) Titania Gre. 2514Titania Gre 2514 PN II-2515Titania Gre 2514 PN II-2515This rare Titania genre was discovered by Volkmar Schorcht, a fellow collector and researcher of Bohemian art glass from Germany.

 

 

 

 

7) Titania Gre. 4615 - Titania 4615 PN II-4615Titania 4615 PN II-4615We are pleased to present another rare and beautiful Titania Genre recently discovered and identified by Warren Gallé.

 

 

8) Ausf 276Ausf 276 PN III-2209Ausf 276 PN III-2209The only reference to Ausf 276 is located at the end of “Band 2, Katalog der Musterschnitte” on p. 589 under the section “Printed Pattern Sheets”. This 1927 Loetz decor is comprised of vases and bowls in various colors that exhibit a specific cut flower design, “Blumenschliff 333”. Thanks go to Warren for finding examples that match the paper patterns for this decor.

 

9) Mercur/MerkurMerkur PN II-437Merkur PN II-437This decor must have been very popular because it is mentioned over 90 times in Loetz archived production notes from 1898 – 1908. Examples of this decor are hard to photograph and tend to look similar to both Norma and Silberiris. The basic characteristic differentiating this decor is a green ground with a dense silver-yellow opaque finish that has a bluish cast to it along with an orange liner that can be seen at the rim. This decor is often decorated in gold relief with a specific decoration (DEK) assigned. The production notes where Mercur (also spelled “Merkur”) are mentioned often include “Blau Iris”. Thanks to our extensive photo library, we were able to find several examples of these two decors in the same shape which helped us identify the Merkur decor.

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