Luxury Design, Past & Present
As if the colours of a paint pot would overflow and run down the vessel, the pattern on this Loetz lidded jar shows itself at first glance. The colour tinges are green, orange and silver fusions applied to the yellow glass.
The rare decoration Phänomen Genre 413 was designed and produced for the Winter Exhibition in the ÖMKI (Austrian Museum of Art and Industry) in Vienna 1899/1900. Jutta Sika, one of Koloman Moser's most talented pupils, liked to use this very elaborate decoration for her glass designs for E. Bakalowits. Josef Hoffmann also used this decoration for important designs.
Our lidded jar was made for the large glass distributor E. Bakalowit's Söhne, Vienna. This makes it one of the most sought-after products of this traditional Viennese company. The shape of this decorative utility item dates from 1902 and is well documented in the catalogue of sample cuts under number 85/4049.
Bib.: compare vase by J. Sika in Toby Sharp, “Loetz. The Passion”, NBVD, 2015, p. 110; compare vase by J. Hoffmann, ibidem, p. 62-63
Bib.: E. Ploil, H. Ricke e.a. (ed.), „Loetz – Böhmisches Glas 1880-1940“, vol. II, Musterschnitte, Prestel Verlag, Munich 1989, paper pattern 85/ 4049, page 298.