Marie Kirschner, Berlin for Johann Loetz Witwe – Violet Pensée Verlaufend – 1909

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Manufacturer: Johann Loetz Witwe

Type: Pensée Verlaufend Optisch Matt Iris

Designer: Marie Kirschner

Production number: 1090/232

Style: Jugendstil

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

Color: Gradient violet

Period: 1900 – 1909


Crafted in 1909 by the esteemed glassworks of Johann Loetz Witwe, this exquisite bowl bears the distinguished touch of Marie Kirschner’s visionary design. With a production number of 1090/232, it stands as a testament to Kirschner’s artistic prowess and the unparalleled craftsmanship of Johann Loetz Witwe.

Measuring a graceful 25.5cm in diameter, the bowl is executed in “Pensée Verlaufend Optisch Matt Iris”, showcasing a mesmerizing interplay of colors and textures. Its surface boasts a captivating violet hue, which undergoes a delightful transformation in sunlight, evolving into a warm, inviting shade of violet and occasionally deepening into a regal purple.

Engraved delicately on the pontil is Kirschner’s signature “MK”, a mark of authenticity and excellence. Adding to its allure, the outer surface is adorned with a whisper-thin layer of golden iridescence, lending an ethereal quality to its already enchanting presence.

In the hands of Johann Loetz Witwe and Marie Kirschner, this glass bowl transcends mere utility, emerging as a true masterpiece that captivates the eye and stirs the soul with its timeless beauty and impeccable craftsmanship.


Height: 205mm / 8.07”

Diameter: 255mm / 1.00”

Condition: Mint


Prestel – Böhmisch Glas 1880 – 1940 Band 1 Werkmonographie – Page 230.

Prestel – Böhmisch Glas 1880 – 1940 Band 2 Katalog der Musterschnitte – Page 356 & 537.

Hatje Cantz – Loetz Bohemian Glass 1880 – 1940 – Page 182

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