All pictures are of glasses by Karl Massanetz, circa 1914-1918.
(1890-1918) brought to
perfection the black and gold style enameling, becoming celebrated and much
imitated for his precise feathery brushstrokes, the most delicate of fine lines
merging in a dense overall foliage pattern, highlighted in gold. His career was tragically brief: born in
Steinschönau, he was killed in 1918, only 28 years old, fighting in the first World War. A
few years ago a dealer in
Footed bowl and an example of the signature/penmanship style of Massanetz . Here the date of 5 Nov 1917 is easily made out.
A stunning wine glass by Massanetz. The detail used along side the introductory text and here again shows the remarkable attention to detail and line.