This listing is for an EXTREMELY VERY RARE Bohemian secessionist Art Nouveau crackle glass jug / pitcher designed by Koloman Moser. Attributed to Johann Loetz Witze. If you search hard you might be lucky to find one in clear glass but it will be very difficult to find one in green uranium glass. It dates circa 1903-1909.
There is no pontil on this piece because it was top blown.
It is called Bohemian Craquelle, finished in the classic Moosgrun Krokodile (Moss Green Crocodile) finish or the Kristall Krokodil color.Actually, this gem qualifies as Ultra Rare Moosgrün Verlaufend Engoptisch (continuous gradient (relief) optic) pattern. The handle radius will vary from pitcher to pitcher, and the rim features the traditional Bohemian flush ground, short radius spout. It is written that this pitcher was designed by Koloman Moser ca. 1903-1904. However, new documentation has shown that it may have designed by Marie Kirschner (see Loetz/Series II by Jitka Lnenickova).
These pitchers were made is several heights: 5 1/8", 6", 7", 7 7/8", and 8 3/4". This one measures 7 7/8" tall x 5 1/4" wide.
For reference refer to:
Loetz Bohemian Glass 1880-1940 by Jan Mergl, Ernst Ploil, and Helmut Ricke.
Glass Museum Passau, European Glassware 1650 to 1950, Guide to the Museum by Georg Holtl. - SEE MY PHOTO.
Loetz/Series II / by Jitka Lnenickova.
Collectible Bohemian Glass 1880-1940 by Robert & Deborah Truitt;.
Bohemian Glass 1400-1989 by Sylva Petrova and Jean-Luc Olivie.
Moser Artistic Glass (Ed 2) by Gary D. Baldwin.
You can also refer to H. Ricke, Lotz 1880-1940, Band I + II for reference. SEE MY PHOTO.
An authentic piece of Art Nouveau.
Hand Blown Crystal
A WORK OF ART - Free Form
This item is in excellent antique condition. There are no chips or cracks. There are a few very tiny pin pricks here and there. Remember that you are looking at an antique item that was used. Any white in the photos is from my camera flash. Please examine the photos very carefully to add to my description. Ask all needed questions before purchase.
PHOTOS DO NOT DO JUSTICE TO ITS BEAUTY.
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