Welcome To The Antique Cabinet. For your consideration is a beautiful and rare. FRITZ HECKERT Art Glass Vase in the MORMOPAL décor, designed by Otto Thamm, circa 1902. Fritz Heckert Glass Works was a high quality glass house in Petersdorf close to Josephinenhutte. Otto Thamm was born in 1860 and married into the Heckert family in 1891.
He soon became their managing director but unfortunately died around 1905. Amazingly, Otto was almost never known and if not for the recent discovery of a design book in an old archive of a different glassworks, its very likely no one would have ever known much about Otto and his amazing creations. His first significant designs started appearing in the mid-1890s, mostly at this stage continuing Heckerts tradition of fine enameling on other makers blanks. Somewhere at this time, Fritz Heckert acquired the capability to make their own glass in which Otto started his own designs of amazing Art Nouveau or Jugendstil art glass which could certainly rival any other makers of the period. Otto only survived 5 years into this new style production, dying at the young age of 45 which makes one wonder what he could have achieved with more time.
This is really an extraordinary example of his work. The colors are amazing though the pictures can express its beauty far better than words can convey.The vase has a nicely polished pontil on the bottom side, no signature was detected which is common for this glass. It is further enhanced with a wonderful sterling silver overlay executed in an Art Nouveau style with an Art Deco flair! The silver is signed'STERLING'. 6 tall by 4.5 at widest.
The glass is in Excellent condition, free of any chips cracks or repairs and very minimal wear. The sterling is in great condition showing showing only light age related wear and tarnish - we did not polish the silver. An Outstanding Piece of Early HECKERT Art Glass!- - - - -. Most of the items we offer are either vintage collectibles or antiques and though we do try our best to point out any mentionable issues, as with all items of this nature, there may be slight imperfections or manufacturing characteristics of an item such as color nuances, bubbles, ash specks, tool or straw marks, etc. Please take time to view and inspect all photos. Color shades or tones may vary depending on background and lighting conditions as well as your or my monitor settings. Please inquire about availability and cost. The item "FRITZ HECKERT Art Glass MORMOPAL Vase Sterling Silver Overlay ca. 1902 Loetz Era" is in sale since Saturday, November 24, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "forthampton" and is located in North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.