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Offline Paul ADK

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Latest find, possibly Rindskoph?
« on: March 04, 2007, 04:41:34 PM »
In our local auctioneers lexicon, there are only two types of iridescent art glass.  If it is not Tiffany, it must be Loetz.  This one was attributed to Loetz.  My guess would be Rindskopf.  The knockdown price was within reason however, and I am now the proud owner.

The height is 8".  The width at the top is 2 13/16", the base is about 3 5/8".   It appears to have been mouth blown, with no obvious pontil.

There are three things I would like to know about the vase:
  A) Is the vase in fact Rindskopf?
  B) If so, from what line?
  C) What would be the approximate date of manufacture?



Offline Mike M

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Re: Latest find, possibly Rindskoph?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007, 02:16:59 PM »
Best regference for identying this kind of thing is the wonderful


Then go the through appropriate makers -lots more than just Loetz

But I can't see anything quite like yours there



Offline Paul ADK

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Re: Latest find, possibly Rindskoph?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2007, 01:29:09 AM »

Thank you for your reply.  My initial conjecture that the vase may be Rindskopf, was made after looking at the site you referenced, along with another excellent site on Loetz and Bohemian Glass hosted (if that is the correct word) by David and Gretchen Littlefield.  Between these two references and a smattering of  others, I have found quite a number of Rindskopf vases with what appear to be an identical shape to the one we purchased.  I have also found several photos of Rindskopf glass with identical, or near identical, iridescence.  What I have not found to date is any glass where both the shape and color are a good match.


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Re: Latest find, possibly Rindskoph?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2007, 07:23:51 AM »
While unable to give you a positive ID I can tell you that your vase is unlikely to be Rindskopf.  Not only the quality of lustering, but the simplicity of the shape point at another direction.

I have one of the blue lustered vases standing next to a Rindskopf, and the difference is striking. The Rindskopf is properly blown with a prominent wall thickness, oven decorated and with a polished pontil.  The blue luster vases are thinwalled, mould blown and with a polished rim. I have always believed that the blue luster vases were by Wilhelm Kralik, produced in the 1930s - but it could be a less familiar name. The blue lusters I have seen were all deco in style, not nouveau.
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Offline Paul ADK

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Re: Latest find, possibly Rindskoph?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2007, 12:41:42 AM »
While looking around tonight, I noticed someone is attempting to sell what appears to me to be a near exact duplicate of our vase on E-Bay (item#290089479726) as "Loetz."  Call me a skeptic.   

By the way, the glass on our vase is slightly thicker than a U.S. 25 cent piece, and the color of the glass itself, looks to be a wine or maroon.   



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