Sale 18DD02 | Lot 145

Johann Loetz Witwe Vienna Secession Iridescent Olympia Optisch

Catalogue: Doyle+Design

Lot Details

Lot 145
Johann Loetz Witwe Vienna Secession Iridescent Olympia Optisch
Glass Vase and Brass Mounted Wood Stand
Designed by Josef Hoffmann for E. Bakalowits & Söhne, Klostermuhle (Klásterský Mlýn), Austria, 1899-1900
Unmarked. Height overall 18 3/8 inches, height of vase 10 5/8 inches, height of stand 14 3/8 inches.
An identical vase and stand from a private collection is included in the exhibition, The Glass of the Architects Vienna 1900-1937, currently on view at The Corning Museum of Glass, in Corning, New York. This exhibition is co-organized by the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art (MAK) and Le Stanze del Vetro.
A different but related model designed by Josef Hoffmann for Loetz made in iridescent pale green glass with a wood stand composed of two intersecting blade panels was sold at Sotheby's, London, Fine & Decorative Arts & Design From 1870, October 5, 2004, lot 83.
Literature: Die Kunst, Vol. 4, 1901, p. 230, for a photograph of Bohemian glasses, including the present model, with design credit to Josef Hoffmann; also see Innen-Dekoration, Vol. 12, 1901, p. 31, for a period photograph showing this model in a room setting and also having design credit to Hoffmann.
Historical Design, New York, New York, December 1995
Christie's, London, May 1995, lot 55

C A Private Collection of Important Design

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $23,750 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Generally good condition overall; does not appear to be any noticeable scratches or chips to glass; approximately three small trapped air bubbles to bottom section of vase; two small burst air bubble in top of vase, but probably as made; some cloudiness to glass; some edge wear to stand

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Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $23,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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