My goal is to publish new posts twice a week — Mondays and Thursdays. However, if you don’t see a new post on Thursday, it’s because I was too busy, so please look for a new one the following Monday. We’ll be on vacation for most of May, so I may not be able to post anything until early June, but I’ll try.
Guess what? I was able to write today’s blog from a riverboat on the Danube River in Austria. It’s a little late, but better late than never. We spent a lovely morning in Passau, Germany, where we visited a very nice glass museum, called simply Glasmuseum Passau. Georg Höltl assembled the collection, starting in 1959, when he bought his first piece. The collection contains a tremendous number of items, mainly from Bohemia and Silesia, from 1650 to 1950.
The tour started on the fourth floor, and then proceeded floor by floor to the first floor. We didn’t know it, but the Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) glass was at the end of the tour, on the first floor. The best Jugendstil glass is by Loetz, of which there were many outstanding examples on display.
Loetz black bottom vases are rare and very desirable. There were quite a few examples in different shapes on display. The examples pictured above are a small part.
The vases pictured above are wonderful, especially the front ones on the left and right. People would pay a lot of money at auction if vases of this quality were to come to the auction block.
Loetz Titania vases have metallic designs under a layer of clear glass, which makes them paperweight vases. They’re very attractive, desirable and collectible. The cabinet pictured above was full of Titania vases and only part of the full selection of them.
No shows until late July, but we’re still very much in business. Please don’t hesitate to call or write. We’re always interested in buying, selling or trading.
Click here to view French cameo glass for sale. We always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on our website and at every show.
Look around my website. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps.