Paris 1900
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The Viennese Secession and more Phänomen

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Between 1899-1903 Loetz also intensified its cooperation with Bakalowitz and sons in Vienna. This company, with a strong feeling for the Viennese Secession movement and its young and progressive artists had a big influence on the Loetz production.


Besides the numerous new designs, about 30 new decors were developed by Josef Hoffmann, Leopold Bauer and especially Koloman Moser and his school: Robert Holubetz, Jutta Sika and Antoinette Krasnik. 
Moser developed the "Streifen und Flecken" decor, the "Luna" and "Vulcana" glass and his unusually modern "Zebra" decor. His pupils ventured on unusual forms, glass in metal mounts and galvanoplastic designs.
Streifen und Flecken, 1900, II - 319 (?), (© KH) Phänomen Gre. 1/473, 1901, Com. 85-3842, A. Roller, © EM Luna optisch, 1901, Com. 85/3876, © VR


After the Paris World Exhibition the Loetz models began to be much more dynamically shaped and numerous new finishes were developed. Although used in the years before, the dented walls and the deformed, twisted modeling became characteristic for the post 1900 production.
New were the spiral handles, pulled from the glass mass and running around the body and the neck. And, of course, new variants of the ever popular Phänomen glass were offered.  Among them the decor with applied striped drops (Phänomen gre. 1/64)
Medici (maron verl. Phänomen Gre 2/484), 1902, Prod. nr. unknown,  © MC Bronce Phänomen Gre. 29, 1900, Prod. nr. unknown,  signed "Loetz Austria"  
in script, © MC
Cytisus, 1902, 2 - 626, © JW Phänomen Gre.1/4, 1900, unknown,
  © DO

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