20th Century Design Online
Loetz Phänomen Iridescent Art Glass Vase, Austria, early 20th century, etched "65-37," ht. 12 in.
Provenance: A private Massachusetts collection.
Note: Johann Lötz Witwe was a Bohemian (currently Czech Republic) glassworks company founded by Johann Eisner, in the town of Klostermühle, Bohemia, in 1836. The glassworks was known for its brightly colored Art Nouveau styled ornaments and vases, which were sometimes made to imitate jasper, lapis, and onyx. The company's most well-known design is part of the Phänomen series, which won the Grand Prix at Exposition Universelle in 1900. Works made at the Johann Lötz Witwe factory are in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Prague Art and Design, and the Heinrich Glass Museum in Düsseldorf, among others.
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