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#1 - PG 85/5160.

PG 85/5160 was a special commissioned order for Bakalowits made in 1903. PG 85/5160 has an opal ground and is decorated with blue threads that are pulled in a feather pattern on the top and horizontal waves at the bottom.

 

 

 

#2 - Schnuerl

The Schnuerl decor is comprised of Olympia as well as Diana and Ozone Ciselé and decorated with a small, wavy string, "Schnuerl", of glass that is wrapped around the body of the vase. The Schnuerl decor is an early art nouveau décor produced around 1898/99.

 

 

 

 

#3 - Esmeralda

The Esmeralda decor looks similar to Oceanic. It exhibits a Wellenoptisch pattern on the body and Ciselé spots.  The distinguishing feature between Esmeralda and Oceanic is the spreading green ground.

 

 

 

 

#4 - Ausf 57

Ausf 57 was produced in 1908 and consists of a crystal ground that is marvered at an angle and topped with a unique pointed "crown" rim that comes in either green, crystall or yellow-green.

 

 

#5 - Ausf 59

Ausf 59 was produced in 1908 and has an Olympia ground with a Wellenoptisch surface that is then applied with a thick moss-green coil at the top and matching moss-green bead-like prunts on the sides.

 

 

 

#6 - Ausf 79

Ausf 79 was produced in 1909 in either yellow-green or candia ground with a martelé surface. It was also produced in Diana ciselé. In addition to the unique feature of the martelé surface, Ausf 79 exhibits silveriris handles that extend down onto the body of the vase.

 

 

 

#7 - DEK I/222

DEK I/222 is an example of an "Etching Ink" DEK.  Each unique pattern of flowers, leaves and vines is assigned a specific DEK (decoration) number.

 

 

#8 - DEK I/539

DEK I/539 is an example of the "Painted & Gold Relief" category of DEK's. Each unique DEK pattern of flowers, leaves, vines and/or animals is assigned a specific DEK # which  then can be repeated on other Loetz shapes and decors.

It is with regret that we have to inform you that, in contradiction to what we stated when we launched this new Loetz website a month ago, we will not be able to maintain the old Eddy Scheepers website indefinitely. The software program that was used to create it, which was known as ‘Front Page’, was discontinued in 2002 by Microsoft and is no longer updated by them; it could stop functioning at any time.


We will be re-creating updated versions of many of the Loetz-related pages on the old site in the coming months (e.g. ‘The Masters’ , ‘Identifying’, ‘Museums’, ‘Publications’) but we will not be re-creating the sides relating to other glass manufacturers (i.e. Rindskopf, Kralik, Pallme-König, Dugan and the Inkwell ID Project). We would strongly advise you to copy and paste any of these pages that you want to keep, e.g. into a Word document. This is what we have done ourselves, and it works well with minor formatting issues which can be corrected manually.


As we write, the old site is still accessible at http://loetz-bohemianglass.com/ but we have no control over when this link will cease to function. We were told it could be as soon as a few days from now, but that it could continue to function for months.

We are pleased to announced another new decor, Silberiris II. This decor was first produced in 1907. Silberiris II can be mistaken for Ciselé as the silvery yellow powder finish is applied a bit more sparsely than than earlier examples of Silberiris. Décor identified by Warren Galle.

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