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Author Topic: Fritz Heckert I think . . . but . . .  (Read 1421 times)

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Offline calcobra

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Fritz Heckert I think . . . but . . .
« on: June 01, 2012, 07:10:03 AM »
Although it was advertised as unmarked, I was pretty certain this vase was a Fritz Heckert piece.  I received it today, and what a beautiful piece in person, the teal blue iridescence is fantastic, photos don't do it justice. 

I thought I'd check the base with a loupe to make sure there wasn't signs of a mark, and there wasn't.  Imagine my surprise when I checked the rest of the vase, and saw that indeed it had a signature, surprisingly one I've never seen before.  It's marked "Dr. W. M."

Anyone have any ideas on the signature?

Thanks,
Brian

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Re: Fritz Heckert I think . . . but . . .
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 07:18:56 AM »
oooh that is absolutely gorgeous!  how tall is it? it's difficult to see how the sig was done, it doesn't look like enamel from your photo and it doesn't look engraved  :-\ how do you think it was done seeing it in person?
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Re: Fritz Heckert I think . . . but . . .
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012, 02:07:09 PM »
It's 8" tall.  I looked at the signature under a loupe and the signature is done in black enamel, the same black enamel used to detail the swans, leaves, etc.    Beautiful work, but the signature is a real mystery.


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Re: Fritz Heckert I think . . . but . . .
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012, 06:36:50 PM »
Brian,

PMC V.94 and V.95 references enamelist Willy Meitzen. He was a "Dr. Willy Meitzen", according to the Glasmarkenlexikon. I think that has to be it - nice, really nice find!

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Re: Fritz Heckert I think . . . but . . .
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2012, 08:19:08 PM »
Thank you very much Warren! 

Glad to know I have a new Heckert designer piece  :)

Here's a really wild piece by Dr. Willy Meitzen from liveauctioneers:
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/1367773

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Re: Fritz Heckert I think . . . but . . .
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2012, 08:41:08 PM »
Mods please feel free to update the title to "Blue iridescent vase ID = Fritz Heckert, with signed Dr. Willy Meitzen decor"

Thanks,
Brian

 

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