Sunday, November 20, 2011

Liz Taylor Loetz

From the estate of Elizabeth Taylor comes this beautifully-decorated Loetz vase to be sold on December 16 at Christie's. The decor is Phänomen Gre. 29. I've shown another example below for comparison.

I'm not sure what the form is. (Most readers would do well to skip the following truly atrocious sentence, but I wouldn't mind some feedback on it from Loetz experts.) The form of the vase resembles a Bakalowits design, Com. 85/3823 (dopp. Nr.) [Ref. 1], but there is no record of this particular form being decorated with Phänomen Gre. 29 [2]. OK, it's safe to resume reading now.


An Iridescent Glass Vase, circa 1900
8 in. (20 cm.) high
with etched signature Loetz Austria


    $1,500 - $2,500

December 16, 2011 Price Realized $4,000

  • Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.
      Sale Information
    The overall condition is good. 

    Special Notice

    Please note that the copyright, and any and all associated intellectual property and other rights for this item are exclusively retained by the Trustees of the Estate of Elizabeth Taylor.

    Another example of Loetz Phänomen Gre. 29

    1 Ricke, Helmut, et al. Lötz: Böhmisches Glas 1880-1940 (München: Prestel-Verlag 1989), Band 2, p. 283.
    2.  Ibid, p. 539.

    Note:  My recent Loetz post is here.

    You can see examples of Phänomen Gre 29 here and here.


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