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Offline azelismia

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Re: a little bohemian mystery
« Reply #50 on: January 11, 2013, 01:15:35 PM »
all that is true.
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Harrach also supplied glass for Fritz Heckert.

Harrach also sometimes sold lines they made for other companies. I have a signed piece of heckert Jodphur with the feather plume.

Never say never. From what I understand the companies had no problem buying blanks off another company if they were low on something and needed to get product out the door.. but as far as it being standard practice for Moser they lit up their own furnace in 1895.

Harrach also sometimes flat out copied other companies. the Harrach book shows how they flat out copied AJ exactly. There is also the infamous Royal Flemish copy they did. They copied teh guba ducks.


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Re: a little bohemian mystery
« Reply #51 on: January 11, 2013, 04:32:23 PM »
Thanks Alisa.  Is  there evidence they supplied glass either blanks or decorated to Fritz Heckert after they lit their own furnace though?  does  your signed vase date to after Fritz Heckert built their own furnace?

And do we know for sure Moser did not use Harrach or other suppliers for blanks once they had their own manufacturing capability? 

I'm not saying they did, but I feel the question needs to be asked if it seems there are comments that Harrach supplied to other large manufacturers.  Certainly in the case of my vase the evidence I've been given  appears to show they were making blanks for a manufacturer (shown in Truitts as a manufacturer).

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Re: a little bohemian mystery
« Reply #52 on: January 12, 2013, 01:51:33 AM »
I don't think Heckert ever powered on their furnace ;) Very different story from Moser.


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Re: a little bohemian mystery
« Reply #53 on: January 12, 2013, 08:04:00 AM »
Thanks Alisa and sorry but we may have a language misunderstanding on my side  :) did you  mean by your comment Fritz Heckert never produced their own glass? 

I may have misunderstood what it said in Truitt's then as it says there page 70 - 'Until 1889 Heckert specialised in replicas of 17th and 18th century enamelled glass, decorated in the "Old German" style. In 1889, he acquired his own glass hut and began to produce iridized glass decorated in Art Nouveau style.'   (source Truitt's Collectible Bohemian Glass 1880-1940 - my underlining)
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Re: a little bohemian mystery
« Reply #54 on: January 12, 2013, 09:19:43 AM »
no, I just meant that for all the glass that they bought from all the other companies that they may as well have never turned it on. I don't know what their actual production was if any at the heckert furnace but they bought heavily from other companies. Loetz, Harrach and Josephinenhuette all sold a lot of glass to heckert. Their Refinery I think was much larger than their glass works.

My statement was ironic. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awD1gtpdWIA


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Re: a little bohemian mystery
« Reply #55 on: January 12, 2013, 09:22:45 AM »
 ;D thanks - I thought it might have been but you know how myths start  ;D

Love the link ;D  ;D   ;D
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