A quintessentially Austrian Jugenstil in design, Loetz glass bowl with bronze-patinated stand, circa 1900. The hand-blown green/yellow/lilac/purple/milk-white colored iridescent glass bowl of wavy round form and having a'trailed' glass design is housed in the original bronze-patinated metal stand of organically geometric form.
Both, bowl and stand are in excellent antique condition consistent with age and use. In 1836, Johann Eisner established a glassworks in the Southern Bohemian town of Klostermühle, today part of the Czech Republic. The Art Nouveau Period was the glory years of the company. The glassworks created large numbers of its own new designs of iridescent, trailing art nouveau glass, sometimes in collaboration with well-known artists and designers like Marie Kirschner and Franz Hofstötter (aka Franz Hofstätter). The companys success during this period had two prime drivers the technical expertise of Prochaska and the business acumen of von Spaun.Loetz Witwe created many of its own designs, and also supplied glass commissioned by major customers like E. Bakolowits (Vienna) and Max Emanuel (London). The Great Depression in the late twenties and another fire in 1930 hit the company hard, and during the thirties the glassworks changed ownership several times, often had to close down for long periods and finally declared bancruptcy once more in 1939, following the German invasion of Czechoslovakia. The glassworks manufactured utilitarian glassware for the Third Reich throughout the war, but then ultimately closed down completely in 1947. Please observe photos carefully, as they are a significant part of the description. Any potential defect shown in the photos, but not mentioned in the description will be considered as described. We guarantee the authenticity of all items to be as represented. Ashville Fine Arts Gallery specializes in a variety of fine art, antiques, jewelry, collectibles and rare finds. If you have not seen something that interests you or that you collect, please visit often and check our ever expanding inventory.
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The item "Loetz Austrian Jugendstil Iridescent Art Glass Bowl Bronzed Metal Stand, c. 1900" is in sale since Friday, December 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Bohemian/Czech\Loetz". The seller is "ashvillegallery" and is located in New York, New York.This item can be shipped worldwide.