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Jugendstil LOETZ tabletop centrepiece; Austria, ca. 1900. Iridescent blown glass. Iridescent blown

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Jugendstil LOETZ tabletop centrepiece; Austria, ca. 1900. Iridescent blown glass. Iridescent blown
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Jugendstil LOETZ tabletop centrepiece; Austria, ca. 1900.
Iridescent blown glass.
Iridescent blown glass tabletop centrepiece from the Austrian manufacture of Loetz. Circular in form, widening towards the base. Candia Papillon" decoration on a green-yellow base with pinkish metallic granules (oil stain). With gilt-bronze upper mount designed by Gustave Gurschner and made by the Parisian firm Boudon & Klähr, depicting three young women dancing, holding floral garlands in their hands.
Provenance: Private Spanish collection, formed between 1970 and 2010.
Wear to the gilding of the metal. Normal wear and tear due to use and the passage of time.
Measurements: 14 cm (height) x 14.5 cm (largest diameter).
Johann Loetz Witwe was the most important maker of art glass in Klostermühle, Bohemia. The works of Johann Loetz are among the most outstanding examples of Art Nouveau. One of the oldest glassworks was located in Wottawattal, which was bought in 1850 by Johann Loetz, the founder of the company and former owner of glassworks in Deffernik, Hurkental, Annatal and Vogelsang. In 1879, Max Ritter von Spaun, grandson of Johann Loetz, took over the factory from his grandmother and continued to run it under the old company name "Joh. Lötz Witwe". The factory had previously been equipped with an important milling workshop. It was here that heavily cut glass and perforated enamelled intermittent glass was manufactured. The company began producing coloured glass in the 1860s. Loetz glass has always been special because of its purity and fiery colours, and was initially purchased as raw glass by the North Bohemian refineries, which refined it by painting and polishing. Later, due to the high regard for glass, the company started the production of special luxury items. The company was the first to produce so-called baroque glass (objects with applied glass decorations) in Austria. Sample warehouses were located in Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg, Paris, London, Brussels, Milan and Madrid, which soon gave the products a worldwide reputation. The glass ingeniously imitated all types of onyx, jasper, carnelian, malachite, lapis lazuli, inlaid glass, etc. At the anniversary exhibition in 1888, the "Kaiser Franz Josefs Vase", designed by Hofrat Storck and produced by the Lötz company in Grauonyx, was presented. It was the largest blown glass vase ever made. Most of the world exhibitions were filled with the company's special products and received the highest awards.
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Jugendstil LOETZ tabletop centrepiece; Austria, ca. 1900. Iridescent blown glass. Iridescent blown

Estimate €2,000 - €2,500
Jul 05, 2022
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Starting Price €900
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0028: Jugendstil LOETZ tabletop centrepiece; Austria, ca. 1900. Iridescent blown glass. Iridescent blown

Sold for €1,175
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Est. €2,000 - €2,500Starting Price €900
Glass, Art Nouveau Ceramics & Pottery
Jul 05, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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Jugendstil LOETZ tabletop centrepiece; Austria, ca. 1900.
Iridescent blown glass.
Iridescent blown glass tabletop centrepiece from the Austrian manufacture of Loetz. Circular in form, widening towards the base. Candia Papillon" decoration on a green-yellow base with pinkish metallic granules (oil stain). With gilt-bronze upper mount designed by Gustave Gurschner and made by the Parisian firm Boudon & Klähr, depicting three young women dancing, holding floral garlands in their hands.
Provenance: Private Spanish collection, formed between 1970 and 2010.
Wear to the gilding of the metal. Normal wear and tear due to use and the passage of time.
Measurements: 14 cm (height) x 14.5 cm (largest diameter).
Johann Loetz Witwe was the most important maker of art glass in Klostermühle, Bohemia. The works of Johann Loetz are among the most outstanding examples of Art Nouveau. One of the oldest glassworks was located in Wottawattal, which was bought in 1850 by Johann Loetz, the founder of the company and former owner of glassworks in Deffernik, Hurkental, Annatal and Vogelsang. In 1879, Max Ritter von Spaun, grandson of Johann Loetz, took over the factory from his grandmother and continued to run it under the old company name "Joh. Lötz Witwe". The factory had previously been equipped with an important milling workshop. It was here that heavily cut glass and perforated enamelled intermittent glass was manufactured. The company began producing coloured glass in the 1860s. Loetz glass has always been special because of its purity and fiery colours, and was initially purchased as raw glass by the North Bohemian refineries, which refined it by painting and polishing. Later, due to the high regard for glass, the company started the production of special luxury items. The company was the first to produce so-called baroque glass (objects with applied glass decorations) in Austria. Sample warehouses were located in Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg, Paris, London, Brussels, Milan and Madrid, which soon gave the products a worldwide reputation. The glass ingeniously imitated all types of onyx, jasper, carnelian, malachite, lapis lazuli, inlaid glass, etc. At the anniversary exhibition in 1888, the "Kaiser Franz Josefs Vase", designed by Hofrat Storck and produced by the Lötz company in Grauonyx, was presented. It was the largest blown glass vase ever made. Most of the world exhibitions were filled with the company's special products and received the highest awards.

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