Johann Loetz Witwe – Phänomen Genre 1/4

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Manufacturer: Johann Loetz Witwe

Motif: Phänomen Genre 1/4

Style: Jugendstil

Material: Molded and free-formed glass, reduced, improved pontil, iridescence

Color: Metallic-yellow

Period: 1900 – 1909


Following the triumphant reception of a Grand Prix medal at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900, Johann Loetz Witwe embarked on a period of prolific creativity, introducing a series of new designs that were both successful and groundbreaking. Among these designs, the Phänomen Genre series stands out as a pinnacle of artistic achievement.

This particular vase, originating from that era, made its debut in 1900 under the designation Phänomen Genre 1/4. Noteworthy for its distinctive design featuring iridescent tadpoles, the vase is crafted in four distinct ground colors of glass. Our specific vase showcases a metallic yellow glass base, with vertically arranged metallic red tadpoles accented by silver threads elegantly applied around the body.

The chalice-shaped silhouette of the vase, designed in 1900, is documented in literature under production number Series II 731. The vase bears the signature “Loetz Austria,” tastefully inscribed on the improved pontil, adding a final touch of authenticity to this exquisite piece.


Height: 150mm / 5.90″

Diameter top: 115mm / 4.52″

Diameter base: 108mm / 4.25″

Condition: Mint, blown imperfections on tadpoles.


Prestel – Böhmisch Glas 1880 – 1940 Band 1 Werkmonographie. Page 139 & 140.

Prestel – Böhmisch Glas 1880 – 1940 Band 2 Katalog der Musterschnitte – Page 112 & 432.

Hatje Cantz – Lötz, Böhmisch Glas 1880 bis 1940. Page 113.

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