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Is Loetz glass marked?
Bear in mind that Loetz did not sign most of its art nouveau glass. This applies especially to the simpler and more common decors, but even rare and expensive pieces may have no identifying marking whatsoever.
Where was Loetz glass made?
All the Loetz designs had a number, and often the decoration had the same number as the design. They signed some of their pieces, but only the pieces for export. It had to have “Made in Czechoslovakia” after 1918 or “Loetz Austria” just to make sure it was not American glass.
What is Kralik glass?
Kralik was probably the largest volume producer of Bohemian ‘art glass’ in the early 20th century. The range of glass and designs ( decors) was immense and in the past much was attributed to other manufacturers, paticularly Loetz.
Is Loetz glass always signed?
The engraved signature is always found on the polished pontil, and never on an unpolished area, nor on the side of a piece. The best known signature is Loetz Austria in engraved script.
When was Loetz glass made?
Loetz was the premier Bohemian art glass manufacturer during the Art Nouveau period (or Jugendstil, as it is called in German) from around 1890 to 1920.
What is Bohemian glassware from Czech Republic?
Bohemian glass, also referred to as Bohemia crystal, is glass produced in the regions of Bohemia and Silesia, now parts of the Czech Republic. It has a centuries long history of being internationally recognised for its high quality, craftsmanship, beauty and often innovative designs.
How do you identify a vase?
Look for a mark on the bottom of the vase. Marks may reflect the name of the company that made the vase, as well as the name of its designer. When the vase has a company name and an artist’s name, it may be worth more than if it simply has a company name. Marks may be inked, painted or engraved into the bottom.
Is Czech glass valuable?
The thrill of new discoveries is part of what’s making Czech glass such a vibrant market. Rare pieces by big Murano names can fetch £20,000 at auction today – Czech glass may be there in another 10 years as more is uncovered and reappraised.
How do I know if my vase is worth money?
How do I know if my vase is expensive?
As a result, variations and imperfections are uncommon. Coarseness along the mold mark, crackling or bubbles in glass, asymmetry of shape and a strong luster or iridescence are a few telltale signs that your vase is the real deal instead of a reproduction or forgery.
Where is Czech glass made?
Zásada is located in the region of Jablonec nad Nissou, the epicenter of Czech glassmaking. From this village, Czech glassmakers first expanded their trade, exporting glass beads around the world. Today, Czech glass is primarily produced by the renowned manufacturer Preciosa in high-tech, industrialized bead factories.