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Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #01

A BOUQUET OF MYERS NEFF ABSTRACT ENAMELLED 'FLOWER FORM' LIQUEUR GLASSES

A group of very rare and fine Myers Neff abstract enamelled "Flower Form" liqueur glasses with peach or green coloured stems. The design of each glass is further highlighted with gilding including a gilded rim to the lip and and a line on the edge of the foot.

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Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #02

TWO MYERS NEFF ENAMELLED FLOWER FORM LIQUEUR GLASSES OF THE SAME DESIGN BUT WITH DIFFERING STEMS.

Two fine and rare 'Flower Form' liqueur glasses enamelled, gilded and shaped as abstract flowers in bud form by Myers Neff.

Each glass has a straight sided drinking bowl representing the shape of the flower in bud. The stem of one is in green while the other is peach.

C1900

Height 14.5 cms.

Signature: This glasses are unsigned but marked with a gold enamel "C" to the base.

Stock Nos. Green stem 970. Peach stem 967

PRICE: £295 each






Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #03

TWO MYERS NEFF ENAMELLED FLOWER FORM LIQUEUR GLASSES WITH FLARING RIMS.

Two fine and rare 'Flower Form' liqueur glasses enamelled, gilded and shaped as abstract flowers in full bloom by Myers Neff.

Each glass has a drinking bowl flaring out to the rim representing the shape of the flower in full bloom. The enamelled 'petals' are predominately blue, which is a rare and very attractive colour way, while the stems are peach glass.

C1900

Height 14.5 cms.

Signature: This glasses are unsigned but marked with a gold enamel "D" or "A" to the base.

Stock Nos.969 & 971

PRICE: £295 each





Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #04

A PAIR OF MYERS NEFF ENAMELLED FLOWER FORM LIQUEUR GLASSES.

Two fine and rare 'Flower Form' liqueur glasses enamelled, gilded and shaped as abstract flowers in bloom by Myers Neff.

Each glass has a drinking bowl flaring at the rim to represent the shape of the flower in bloom. The tricolour enamelled 'petals' are contrasted with strong green 'leaves' while the stems are formed in peach glass.

C1900

Height 14.5 cms.

Signature: This glasses are unsigned but marked with a gold enamel "F" to the base.

Stock Nos.968 & 973

PRICE: £295 each




Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #05

TWO RARE ENAMELLED FLOWER FORM WINE GLASSES BY FERDINAND VON POSCHINGER.

Two rare and fine examples of enamelled wine glasses in the abstract flower form design as executed by the Ferdinand von Poschinger glass house.

The form of each glass is a flower in bloom with a wide open bowl to the glass. The enamel petals are predominately brick red in colour which contrasts with the green glass stem or compliments the peach stem.

The design of each glass is further highlighted with gilding including a gilded rim to the lip and and a line to the edge of the foot.

C1900

Height 17.5cms. and 14.5cms.
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Signature: Unsigned.

Stock Nos. Green stem: 807, Peach stem: 496

PRICE: £380 each




Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #06

A DELIGHTFUL AND FINE ENAMELLED LIQUEUR GLASS IN THE FLOWER FORM TRADITION - UNIDENTIFIED

A very sweet miniature enamelled liqueur glass following the 'Flower Form' tradition with the bowl enamelled with two different flowers.

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The enamelling is multicolour and executed in some detail with further enhancements of raised gilding to the bowl and gilded decoration to the knop and foot of the glass.

This delightful glass displays much quality and form but unfortunately is unidentified.

C1905

Height 12ms.

Signature: Unsigned.

Stock No. 187

PRICE: £125













Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #07

A SUBERB EXAMPLE OF A FLOWER FORM WINE GLASS - DESIGNER UNIDENTIFIED

This stunning example of the 'Flower Form' drinking glass has all the attributes of a master craftsman but unfortunately remains unidentified although has been alternatively attributed to Myers Neff and Fritz Heckert.

The form of the glass is very unusual although this bowl with swelling is recorded in a variety of forms. The enamel work of the petals is beautifully subtle and executed in both opaque and transparent enamels in delicate shades of pink. There is further subtle enamel decoration to the foot.

Height 15cms.

Signature: Unsigned.

Stock Nos. b15

PRICE: £330




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Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #08

A GROUP OF THERESIENTHAL ENAMELLED 'FLOWER FORM' HOCK GLASSES

Each of the hock glasses has a green glass stem with a clear drinking bowl which is enamelled in multicolours and applied with gilt enamel details.

All the glasses are of the design shape 'Romer 1565' but with different décors.

The designs are abstract when viewed from the front and the flowers are only revealed on looking into the glasses.

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THE THERESIENTHAL FACTORY TODAY

The Theresienthal factory still exists and following a recent revival has started to reproduce the 'Flower Form' drinking glasses. The modern colours are much more 'electric' than the colours of the original glasses and present day glasses have an acid etched factory signature whereas none of the original glasses bear any signatures.





Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #09

FOUR THERESIENTHAL ENAMELLED 'FLOWER FORM' LIQUEUR GLASSES

Four Theresienthal enamelled 'Flower Form' liqueur glasses with green glass stems and clear glass bowls; the bowls enamelled as abstract shapes that reveal themselves to be flower-heads on looking into the bowl of the glass.

Gilding applied to the rims, a gilt ring to the foot and gilt detailing to the design.

Theresienthal Catalogued: Form 1528 Dekor 1723/2

C 1902

Height 14.5cms.

Signature. Always unsigned.

Stock Nos: 107, 108, 184 & 185

PRICE: £185 each





Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #10

THERESIENTHAL ENAMELLED 'FLOWER FORM' HOCK GLASS ~ Dekor 1723/2

A Theresienthal enamelled 'Flower Form' Hock glass with green glass stem and clear glass bowl; the bowl enamelled as an abstract shape that reveals itself to be a flower-head on looking into the bowl of the glass.

Gilding applied to the rim, a gilt ring to the foot and gilt detailing to the design.

Theresienthal Design shape: Romer 1565, Dekor 1723/2
C 1903

Height 21.5cms.

Signature. Always unsigned.

Stock Nos. 20N06...

PRICE: £240 EACH
A set of six SOLD; 1 left available for sale.


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Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #11

THERESIENTHAL ENAMELLED 'TULIPS' HOCK GLASS ~ Dekor 1944/1

A Theresienthal enamelled 'Yellow Tulips' Hock glass with clear glass stem, foot and bowl; the bowl enamelled with Yellow Tulips and leaves.

Gilding applied to the rim, knops and foot.

Theresienthal Design shape: Romer 1736, Dekor 1944/1

C 1904

Height 21.5cms.

Signature. Always unsigned.

Stock No. 137

PRICE: £200


























Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #12

THERESIENTHAL ENAMELLED 'CARNATIONS' HOCK GLASS ~ Dekor 1944/3

A Theresienthal enamelled 'Carnations' Hock glass with clear glass stem, foot and bowl; the bowl enamelled with Carnations and leaves.

Gilding applied to the rim, knops and foot.

Theresienthal Design shape: Romer 1736, Dekor 1944/3

C 1904

Height 21.5cms.

Signature. Always unsigned.

Stock No. Champ. 133

PRICE: £200

























Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #13

THERESIENTHAL ENAMELLED 'IRIS' HOCK GLASS ~ Dekor unrecorded

A Theresienthal enamelled 'Yellow Iris' Hock glass with clear glass stem, foot and bowl; the bowl enamelled with Yellow Iris flowers and leaves.

Gilding applied to the rim, knops and foot.

Theresienthal Design shape: Romer 1736, Dekor unrecorded

C 1904

Height 21.5cms.

Signature. Always unsigned.

Stock No. 138

PRICE: £200

























Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #14

THERESIENTHAL ENAMELLED 'CYCLAMEN' HOCK GLASS ~ Dekor 1944/4

A Theresienthal enamelled 'Cyclamen' Hock glass with clear glass stem, foot and bowl; the bowl enamelled with Yellow Iris flowers and leaves.

Gilding applied to the rim, knops and foot.

Theresienthal Design shape: Romer 1736, Dekor 1944/4
C 1904

Height 21.5cms.

Signature. Always unsigned.

Stock No. 134

PRICE: £200



























Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #15

TWO THERESIENTHAL ENAMELLED 'FLOWER FORM LIQUEUR GLASSES

Two Theresienthal enamelled 'Flower Form' liqueur glasses with green glass stems and clear glass bowls; the bowls enamelled as abstract shapes that reveal themselves to be flower-heads on looking into the bowl of the glass.

Gilding applied to the rims, a gilt ring to the foot and gilt detailing to the design.

C 1903

Height 14.5cms.

Signature. Always unsigned.

Stock Nos:
RED 959 TWO AVAILABLE
YELLOW 955 ONE AVAILABLE

PRICE: £185 each ALL SOLD

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Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #16

THERESIENTHAL ENAMELLED 'DAISIES' CHAMPAGNE GLASS ~ Dekor 1637/1

A Theresienthal enamelled 'Daisies' Champagne glass with clear glass stem, foot and bowl; the bowl enamelled with yellow daisies and leaves.

Gilding applied to the rim and foot.

Theresienthal Design shape: Romer 1496, Dekor 1637/1
C 1901

Height 20cms.

Signature. Always unsigned.

Stock No. Champ. 9A08Das

PRICE: £240


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Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #17

THERESIENTHAL ENAMELLED 'GRAPE VINE' CHAMPAGNE GLASS ~ Dekor 'transparentem Laub'

A Theresienthal 'Grape Vine' Champagne glass with clear glass stem, foot and bowl; the bowl enamelled with a wandering vine and grape bunches in transparent green and outlined in black. Further green enamel detailing to the foot.

Gilding applied to the rim and foot.

Theresienthal Design shape: Romer 1496, Dekor 'transparentem Laub'
C 1903

Height 20cms.

Signature. Always unsigned.

Stock No. Champ. 9A08D

PRICE: £60
Four glasses available.

The design is also produced with red grapes and with the grape and vine all in gold.

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A GROUP OF FRITZ HECKERT 'FLOWER FORM' ENAMELLED DRINKING GLASSES.

Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #18


ART NOUVEAU FLOWER FORM DRINKING GLASSES

At the dawn of the twentieth century and the height of the Jugendstil and Art Nouveau periods a new genre of drinking glass blossomed in a small area of Bohemia centred in Austria. This was the “Flower Form” drinking glass.

The technique was relatively simple; the petals, stamens and sometimes leaves of a flower were enamelled onto the out-side of the bowl of a drinking glass, often producing a quite abstract design, but when viewed looking into the bowl of the glass, a flower head was revealed in amazing beauty and detail. Prof. Has Christiansen of the Theresienthal Glass Works was a major exponent of the technique and Theresienthal glasses are especially attractive because the stems and feet are usually in green glass while the bowls are clear for the enamelling. Other factories developing the technique tended to enamel the stems in green.

The period of production only lasted for perhaps the first ten years of the new century and although many factories produced the Flower Form glass and numerous different examples are recorded in collections and museums, identification and attribution are often difficult because they were seldom signed and most of the old factory records are now lost.

Luckily, the pattern books of the Theresienthal factory survive and so their glasses are very well documented. Other glasses can be attributed to Fritz Heckert at the Petersdorf Glasshouse, to the Meyr’s Neffe glass houses and to the Lobmeyr factory who sometimes hid their mark within the enamelled design.

These delicate glasses, each enamelled by a glass artist, were always fine luxury items and it is hard to find a surviving set of glasses today. This need not deter the collector however, as “harlequin sets” (made up from one example of each design) are far more attractive and can be built up over a period of time. Different glasses from the same maker always have an harmonious unity and were often originally sold by the factory as harlequin sets. A page from the Theresienthal pattern book shows a harlequin set that was sold in a locking gilt tray. Glasses from a variety of factories combine to form a stunning “bouquet”.

It is interesting that such beautiful glasses were only made for a very limited period and that they were not imitated in any of the other factories in England, France or the rest of Europe.



Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #19

A PAIR OF CROCUS ENAMELLED 'FLOWER FORM' DRINKING GLASSES BY FRITZ HECKERT.

Fritz Heckert and most of the other glass enamellers who produced Flower Form drinking glasses designed a whole range of glass-wear in different sizes and shapes with the same Flower Form design, but the two most popular shapes were the miniature liqueur glass and the much larger hock or wine glass seen here.

Other sought-after collectable shapes are finger bowls with under-saucers, Punch cups, Champagne dishes and tall stemmed tazzas.





















Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #20

'CHRYSANTHEMUM' ENAMELLED VASE, GREEN GROUND ~ LEGRAS ST. DENIS

An Enamelled vase by Legras, St. Denis, Paris. The glass of bulbous cylindrical shape with pinched rim, shading from clear at the base to acid green at the top.

A transfer print of chrysanthemums in gold/yellow of the petal outline and foliage is laid onto the vase and the flower heads are then intricately enamelled with shaded opaque enamels.

This range of Legras vases was a high-end commercial range and virtually all examples were unsigned although occasionally a gilded number or letter sequence appears on the base.

Four sizes were produced in the range; this vase is the second from smallest.
C1900

Height 25cms

Signature. Unsigned.

Stock No. 064

PRICE: £380


Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #21

'CHRYSANTHEMUM' ENAMELLED VASE, CRIMSON GROUND ~ LEGRAS ST. DENIS

An Enamelled vase by Legras, St. Denis, Paris. The glass of bulbous cylindrical shape with pinched rim, shading from clear at the base to crimson at the top.

A transfer print of chrysanthemums in gold/yellow of the petal outline and foliage is laid onto the vase and the flower heads are then intricately enamelled with shaded opaque enamels.

This range of Legras vases was a high-end commercial range and virtually all examples were unsigned although occasionally a gilded number or letter sequence appears on the base.

Four sizes were produced in the range; this vase is the second from tallest.
C1900

Height 28.5cms

Signature. Unsigned.

Stock No. 8M09

PRICE: £450


Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #22

'POPPY' ENAMELLED VASE, BOLD RED GROUND ~ LEGRAS ST. DENIS

An Enamelled vase by Legras, St. Denis, Paris. The glass of cylindrical shape with bulbous base in a bold red colour.

A transfer outline print of art nouveau scrolling and poppies in gold/yellow is laid onto the vase and the flower heads and some foliage is then intricately enamelled with shaded opaque enamels.

This range of Legras vases was a high-end commercial range; virtually all examples were unsigned although occasionally a gilded number or letter appears on the base.

Four sizes were produced in the range; this vase is the second from tallest.
C1900

Height 27cms

Signature. Unsigned.

Stock No. 192

PRICE: £400




~'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.


Enamelled Glass Legras Fritz Heckert Theresienthal #23