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Is this a Walther vase?

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I tend to think along the same lines as Ivo and Glen as it does have a look of quality about it...reminds me of a Hoffman vase I had a while back......the other feature that I think is unlike Walther is the scalloped cutting on the rim.... the rims of the Walther show typical pressed glass limitations..... and going back to Walther I think they only appeared to use a couple of different styles of figures for their frieze... and this most definately does not look like it.
Does it have no markings at all underneath.... and if not does it look very highly polished.




I got up too early... :oops:  :roll:

The Walther ones unlike this do not have the foot either.... so even if its not Moser ( but it should be ).. then someone else made them to the same exacting standards as Moser.... but I've not seen any other reference other than these 2 makers.



On a point of interest (I am not suggesting the vase in question is from either of these makers) the classical frieze style of vase was copied in pressed glass by Rindskopf in Czechoslovakia and Riihimaki in Finland. Both of them made iridised versions of these items, with a decorative frieze that features classical figures.

Rindskopf's were unusual in that they actually used a verdigris sort of stain that gave an oxidised metallic affect to the pattern frieze. Riihimaki simply used a frieze featuring moulded classical figures (female) - in a total "rip-off" of the Moser version. They're fabulous items - the Riihimaki examples are rare as hen's teeth; the Rindskopf ones are more available but still hard to find.



  I'm familiar with Moser's "Amazon warrior" and "Satyr and Women" frieze but these bands of decoration are not as wide and have a "oxidized" appearance..The characters on this band are Greek or Roman warriors on horseback and chariots....


Earlier ?
Koloman Moser ? WW ?


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