Loetz

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Loetz #01

A BEAUTIFUL LOETZ ASTRAA CABINET VASE WITH WHIPLASH SILVER OVERLAY

This beautiful Loetz cabinet vase has the popular 'ASTRAA' decor with pale silvery blue iridescence on an 'oil spot' gold ground with a stunning 'whiplash' Art Nouveau applied silver overlay.

The vase is hand blown with rounded rim and pontil with the silver overlay cascading from the top rim and with a band round the base.

The silver is unmarked but of good quality and thickness.

C 1900

Height 11 cms, Width 6 cms.

Signature. Glass and silver work both unsigned.

Stock No. A198

PRICE: £985



















Loetz #02

A BEAUTIFUL PAIR OF LOETZ CRETE PAPILLON CABINET VASES WITH SILVER OVERLAY

These beautiful Loetz Crete Papillon vases both display superb solid silver overlay Art Nouveau floral whiplash applied decor.

Their charming cabinet size make them a highly desirable pair with high quality silver on vases with four dimples reminiscent of the designs executed by Moser for LOETZ.

The 'Crete' ground is especially vibrant with the Loetz papillon iridescence more silver yellow on one vase and more peacock blue on the other.

Although the silver is unmarked it is of a high quality and good thickness.

c 1900

Height 10.5 cm.

Signatures: Both the glass and the silver are unsigned.

Stock No. P195

PRICE: SOLD



Loetz #03

TWO SUPERB LARGE LOETZ CRETE PAPILLON VASES

These superb Crete Papillon vases make a fine pair even though, being hand blown, they are not strictly the same size. However, we suspect that they have always lived together.

The 'Crete' ground is especially vibrant with the Loetz papillon iridescence shading from silver yellow to peacock blue at the bases.

A stunning pair of Loezt vases that should stay together although can be purchased separately.

c 1904

Height 26.5cms.

Signed. Unsigned.

Stock No. 467

PRICE: £900 the PAIR



Loetz #04

A STUNNING MONUMENTAL SILVER BLUE CRACKLE VASE BY LOETZ

A tall and bold Loetz vase with the classic 'Crackle' or 'Astglas' decor. The 'Astglas' decor is one of the earliest Loetz iridescent finishes.

This Loetz vase has the classic 'Crackle' decor in the ever popular finish of silver blue iridescence on a ground of green glass .

C Pre 1900

Height 24cms.

Signature. Unsigned.

Stock No. 855

PRICE: £495

























Loetz #05

A STUNNING PAIR OF LOETZ CRETE GLATT IRIDESCENT VASES WITH APPLIED JUNGENDSTIL STYLE SILVER DÉCOR

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A superb pair of formal cabinet vases by Loetz in the subtle 'Crete Glatt' decor and overlaid with immaculate Sterling Silver floral panels in the Jungendstil style. These are probably the finest pair of silver overlay Loetz vases that we have ever been able to offer. The silver is invariably of a high pure quality as this is easier to work on glass and the silver workmanship on this pair of vases is near perfection.

The Loetz 'Crete Glatt' décor was a very popular and subtle surface finish but was seldom used for the rare and much sought after technique of applied silver decoration. Because the 'Crete Glatt' décor is so subtle there are very delicate and fine variations in the colours of the iridescence as exhibited between the two vases.

This applied silver in formal panels with an intricate floral design is of classic Jungendstil style executed in Bohemia. Normally silver overlay on Loetz vases was applied on blanks shipped to America but this pair with the exquisitely detailed panel designs are much rarer examples produced in Europe.

C 1900

Height 16cms.

Signature. Glass unsigned. Silver unsigned.

Stock No. 227

PRICE: SOLD WE HAVE ACQUIRED A SINGLE EXAMPLE OF THIS VASE - PRICE £800.



Loetz #06

THREE EXCEEDINGLY RARE LOETZ VASES: A LOETZ VASE IN THE VIOLET 'TITANIA' GENRE DÉCOR, A MINIATURE LOETZ PAPILLON VASE FORMED AS A PERFUME BOTTLE FOR 'LIBERTY' AND A RARE SILVER OVERLAY 'SILBERIRIS' VASE.

All three are sold.




Loetz #07

A CANDIA SILBERIRIS LOETZ VASE WITH APPLIED SILVER DÉCOR

A Loetz cabinet vase with flaring rim. The glass is clear bodied 'Candia' green-gold 'Silberiris' smooth surface iridescence overlaid with applied pure silver décor.

The smooth Loetz Candia Silberiris décor was a popular base for the rare and much sought-after technique of applied silver decoration.

Some Loetz vases with applied silver décor were executed in Europe but the majority originate from America on vases acquired directly from the Loetz factory. European applied silver design was often of a cubist or geometric style while American work was frequently floral and typically with art nouveau whiplash forms.

This is an early example of American 'silver overlay Loetz'. The silver is unmarked but only the highest grade silver is malleable enough to be worked on glass.

C 1895

Height 9.5 cms.

Signature. Glass and silver both unsigned.

Stock No. 416

PRICE: SOLD


Loetz #08

A SUPERB PETITE CRETE PAPILLON LOETZ VASE WITH APPLIED SILVER DÉCOR

A stunning Loetz mould blown petite cabinet vase in perfect condition. The glass is 'Crete' (green), 'Papillon' (butterfly wing) iridescence with Solid Silver overlay. The iridescence shades to cobalt blue and purple.
The Loetz Crete Papillon décor lends itself very well to the rare and much sought-after technique of applied silver but this is the first example that we have ever seen in a petite, almost miniature size.

Click on the picture to see two rare Loetz petite silver overlay vases exhibited together.

C 1904

Height 7.5 cms.

Signature. Glass and Silver Unsigned.

Stock No. 411

PRICE: SOLD



Loetz #09

A RARE LOETZ CANDIA PAPILLON PETITE VASE WITH SILVER OVERLAY

This very rare petite LOETZ vase is formed in the incredibly reflective 'Candia Papillon' décor of rainbow gold on a yellow ground and bears a superb solid silver overlay design of pointed leaves on "whiplash" Art Nouveau design stems.

Loetz produced very few petite size vases and this is one of the first that we have ever seen with silver overlay. It would make a stunning addition to any collection.

c 1904

Height : 8.2 cms.

Signature: Glass and Silver both unsigned.

Stock No. 407

PRICE: SOLD

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Loetz #10

A CANDIA SILBERIRIS LOETZ VASE WITH APPLIED SILVER DÉCOR

A Loetz cabinet vase with flaring rim. The glass is clear bodied 'Candia' green-gold 'Silberiris' smooth surface iridescence overlaid with applied pure silver décor.

The smooth Loetz Candia Silberiris décor was a popular base for the rare and much sought-after technique of applied silver decoration.

Some Loetz vases with applied silver décor were executed in Europe but the majority originate from America on vases acquired directly from the Loetz factory. European applied silver design was often of a cubist or geometric style while American work was frequently floral and typically with art nouveau whiplash forms.

This is an early example of American 'silver overlay Loetz' with the silver marked with a stylised " F" and 'SILVER'. Only the highest grade silver is malleable enough to be worked on glass.

C 1895
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Height 9.5 cms.

Signature. Glass Unsigned. Silver marked "F"

Stock No. 357

PRICE: SOLD



Loetz #11

A LOETZ CANDIA PAPILLON VASE WITH STUNNINGLY INTRICATE APPLIED SILVER DÉCOR

A Loetz cabinet vase with bulbous base and tall body. The glass is clear bodied with 'Candia' blue-gold 'Papillon' surface iridescence overlaid with applied pure silver décor.

The Loetz Candia Papillon décor was the most popular base for the rare and much sought-after technique of applied silver decoration but used here on a clear body it exhibits a beautiful blue -silver - gold 'butterfly wing' iridescence.

The applied silver décor on this vase is of stunning high quality and is the most complicated and intricate work that we have ever seen on a Loetz vase. The pierced floral design finishes as intaglio carving on the rim band. The American silver work is of the purest quality marked '999/1000 FINE SILVER'.

C 1895

Height 15.5 cms.

Signatures.
Glass Unsigned.
Silver marked "999/1000 FINE SILVER"

Stock No. 354

PRICE: SOLD
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Loetz #12

A VERY RARE LOETZ CABINET VASE IN THE VIOLET 'TITANIA' GENRE DÉCOR

An unusually petite cabinet vase in the rare Loetz decoration of violet 'Titania' Genre.

The shouldered vase with a tall neck has silver iridescence swirling within the violet ground with hints of translucent green. The Loetz Titania Genre is a very rare decor but this violet colour way is the rarest in the Titania range and un-numbered in the Loetz records.

C 1905

Height 10cms.

Signature. Unsigned.

Stock No. 334

PRICE: SOLD



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Loetz #13

A CLASSIC COBALT BLUE PHAENOMEN GENRE LOETZ CABINET VASE WITH APPLIED SILVER DÉCOR

A classic Loetz cabinet vase with cobalt blue Phaenomen Genre iridescence on a burgundy ground overlaid with applied silver décor in formal and stylised 'whiplash' art nouveau style.

This delightful size of Loetz Cabinet vase is much sought-after and very rare in the Phaenomen Genre with high grade silver décor. THe silver work is in perfect condition but carries no makers' marks.

C 1900

Height 11.5cms.

Signature. Glass Unsigned. Silver unmarked.

Stock No. 262

PRICE: SOLD





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Loetz #14

A LOETZ MINIATURE 'CANDIA PAPILLON' PERFUME BOTTLE MADE FOR 'LIBERTY' OF LONDON

An exceedingly rare Loetz miniature perfume bottle made exclusively for the famous 'LIBERTY' shop in London.

The bottle is formed in an incredibly reflective 'Candia Papillon' décor of rainbow gold on a yellow ground.

Stoppers of perfume bottles made for LIBERTY by Loetz were always simply formed from cork.

'LIBERTY' was renowned for supporting and promoting all the famous Art Nouveau designers and manufacturers and original Loetz perfume bottles made for the exclusive 'grande magasin' are much sought after.
This bottle carries an original 'LIBERTY' label to the base.

Loetz produced a range of miniatures in virtually all their décor's and in a variety of shapes and styles but perfume bottles for LIBERTY are exceedingly rare and always command a high premium.

c 1904

Height with stopper: 6 cms.

Signature: Unsigned but carrying an original 'LIBERTY' label to the base.
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Stock No. 337

PRICE: SOLD


Loetz #15

A STUNNING AND LARGE LOETZ BOWL WITH APPLIED AND PINCHED COBALT TRAILS

A stunning and large free blown Loetz high sided bowl.

The blown bowl is formed with an integral foot. The interior is a smooth Loetz Siberiris finish in gold on pale yellow ground. The exterior has blue gold Papillon décor with cobalt blue and silver trailing applied and pinched in a band round the centre of the bowl.

This is a beautiful and dramatic example of Loetz technique and is in perfect condition with a polished pontil base.

C 1900

Height 13cms, Width 18.5cms.

Signature. Unsigned.

Stock No. 904

PRICE: SOLD

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Loetz #16

A LARGE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE LOETZ 'SCHAUMGLAS' VASE WITH APPLIED THREADS

The 'Schaumglas' or foam-glass technique of a body of glass with colour (usually white, red or black inclusion) with trapped air bubbles in the décor ~ multiple bubbles as in foam ~ originated late in the Loetz production in 1935.

This is a classic and bold example of the 'Schaumglas' technique, but the rarity of the piece comes from the applied iridescent rods and threads of glass with the pad moulded base that are techniques of Eduard Prochaska from thirty years earlier.

This museum quality vase is almost unique in the Loetz inventory with two such dramatically different techniques from two totally different design periods.

C 1935
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Height 22cms.

Signature. Unsigned.

Stock No. 228/784

PRICE: SOLD




Loetz #17

A RARE LOETZ 'LEONIDAS' DÉCOR ORGANIC VASE

A dramatic organic shaped Loetz vase with the rare 'Leonidas' décor on a rainbow 'Silberiris' gold ground.

The vibrant 'Silberiris' ground of this organic form Loetz vase is decorated with the brightly contrasting applied 'shells' of the rare Loetz 'Leonidas' décor.

c 1904

Height 13.75cms.

Signed. Unsigned.

Stock No. 488

PRICE: SOLD

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Loetz #18

A RARE SMALL LOETZ SHELL IN THE 'FORMOSA' DÉCOR

A rare fine Loetz shell of small cabinet size in the 'Formosa' décor with a 'Crete' green ground.

The Formosa shell with iridescent blue trailing has an applied green foot that is also worked as seaweed fronds over the shell. The Formosa décor is rare in the Loetz inventory of shell designs.

C 1902

Height 12cms.

Signed. Unsigned.

Stock No ab33

PRICE: SOLD





Loetz #19

A VERY RARE LOETZ PHAENOMEN GENRE VASE OF UNUSUAL FORM

The décor of this very rare 'Phaenomen' Genre vase by Loetz is an unusual blue wave banded iridescent feathering on a deep crimson pink ground.

The rarity of the vase is further enhanced by the unique swollen rectangular structure of the Loetz form tapering to a circular neck and everted rim.

C 1901

Height 25cms.

Signature. Unsigned.

Stock No. 386

PRICE: SOLD



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Loetz #20

CLASSIC LOETZ VASE IN THE PHANOMEN GENRE

A 'classic' Loetz vase standing on a flaring foot, with broad shoulders, narrowed cylinder neck and flaring rim.

The vase with a Candia, Crete green ground has the famous Loetz Phanomen Genre 6893 décor where the glass has been drawn into a wave decoration with a ribbed mould. This décor was available in many colours.

C1898

Height 23.5cms.

Signature. Unsigned.

Stock No. 385

PRICE: SOLD



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Loetz #21

EXCEEDINGLY RARE 'ACID CUT BACK' LOETZ VASE ATTRIBUTED TO KOLOMAN MOSER

An exceedingly rare Loetz vase with silver-blue 'Silberiris' décor acid cut back to a translucent green ground.

The formalised semi-geometric acid cut back design is attributed to Koloman Moser.

C1902

Height 15cms.

Signature. Unsigned.

Stock No. 290

PRICE: SOLD






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Loetz #22

A VERY RARE CYTISUS LOETZ VASE OVELAYED WITH SILVER DÉCOR

A classic shaped small Loetz cabinet vase in the rare CYTISUS iridescence overlaid with applied silver décor.

The Loetz CYTISUS décor was a rare iridescence developed in 1900 - 1902 when the Loetz designers were experimenting with numerous new colours and surface finishes. The rich blue ground spotted in silvery blue and rising to a pale peach colouration in the neck of the vase lends itself well to silver overlay décor.

The majority of the applied silver décor found on LOETZ vases was executed in America on vases acquired directly from the Loetz factory. European applied silver work was often of a cubist style while American work was frequently more floral and typically with art nouveau whiplash forms. The silver on this vase is of the highest standard (999 parts to 1000) and bears the American marks of the Alvin Corporation.

C 1902

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Height 13cms.

Signatures. Glass ~ Unsigned. Silver ~ Marked '104 999 / 1000 FINE' with Alvin Co. stamp.

Stock No. 459

PRICE: SOLD




Loetz #23

A RARE VESUVIAN LOETZ VASE OVELAYED WITH SILVER DÉCOR

A rare miniature Loetz cabinet vase in the VESUVIAN form with cobalt 'Silberiris' iridescence overlaid with applied silver décor.

The Loetz VESUVIAN form produces a dramatic organic vessel when overlaid with silver. Unusually, this small 'Vesuvian' vase has no other overlay silver work except on the volcanic lava drops which vividly contrast with the deep cobalt blue 'Silberiris' iridescence of the glass.

The heavy silver overlay on this Loetz vase carries an unidentified makers' mark at the neck and the inscription 'STERLING' indicating high quality silver. The silver work was probably executed in America. c 1902
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Height 7.5cms.

Signatures. Glass ~ Unsigned. Silver ~ Marked 'STERLING' with unidentified makers' stamp.

Stock No. 458

PRICE:SOLD




~'ROGER HARRIS'~

LONDON BASED ART NOUVEAU AND ART DECO SPECIALIST DEALER OF:

EMILE GALLE, DAUM NANCY, LOETZ, RENE LALIQUE, LUDWIG MOSER,

THOMAS WEBB & SONS, LOUIS C. TIFFANY, WMF,

LEGRAS, FRITZ HECKERT, THERESIENTHAL,

CZECH GLASS, PALDA, HARRACH, HEINRICH HOFFMANN, SCHLEVOGT.


Loetz #24