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Offline rocco

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I have not seen anything similar before (but with my limited knowledge of pressed glass this may not mean much -- I am sure some folks here will have the ID in an instant :) )

Pressed glass bowl in glowing amber, most of the outside frosted (apart from the big flowers).
3 feet in the shape of... children? Or rather dwars/imps? In German I would perhaps call them "Wichtel".

Diameter 26 cm, height 9 cm.

Couldn't find it on Pamela's site, and neither on the internet...
Any help highly appreciated as usual!
Thanks,
Michael


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Re: Amber pressed centrepiece bowl, "humanoid" feet, partly frosted...
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 07:27:36 PM »
http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de/schalen/06703.html ;D
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Re: Amber pressed centrepiece bowl, "humanoid" feet, partly frosted...
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2013, 12:22:08 AM »
S. Reich and Co.

Don't recall the pattern number, but it's definitely one of theirs. Also seen in opalescent glass.

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Edited to add: Just found it on Pamela's site here: http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de/schalen/06703.html


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Re: Amber pressed centrepiece bowl, "humanoid" feet, partly frosted...
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2013, 06:03:45 AM »
OK, I will not hide links behind emoticons in the future.  ;)
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Re: Amber pressed centrepiece bowl, "humanoid" feet, partly frosted...
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2013, 06:21:51 AM »
Thank you so much Dirk and Steven! (And sorry Dirk, but I really didn't get that your smiley hid a link -- I thought it just referred to the hilariously wonderful design ;D )

I somehow overlooked the pics on Pamelas's site, I was more concentrated on the usual suspects for figural pieces like Brockwitz and Walther.

It is interesting that a google search for S. Reich & Co doesn't come up with much, apart from many articles in "Pressglaskorrespondenz". It took me a while to find my bowl there >> Link to .pdf
Mr. Stopfer refers to it as a "fruit bowl with flowers and children" (I thought that their faces looked quite adult).
The design was obviously still produced in the 1970s; mine has so much wear and dirt that I would assume it is an older piece.
Unfortunately the pattern book doesn't seem to have been published.

Are pieces by Reich scarcer, or is their output just less well documented?

Michael


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Re: Amber pressed centrepiece bowl, "humanoid" feet, partly frosted...
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2013, 07:19:31 AM »
Just less well  documented. The quality of their mould work was often superb


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Re: Amber pressed centrepiece bowl, "humanoid" feet, partly frosted...
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2013, 09:57:49 AM »
Hi there
Stunning piece!
Christine is right their work was often superb.
I have pieces at home which I am pretty sure are Reich but as you say there isn't much documented.The only catalogue I have is the 1934 one which this bowl is in.
I have had this in the past in green plain frosted and opalescent.I now collect mainly amber and pink so have never seen it in amber like yours.
If you ever want to part with it please let me know I would love it!
Cheers Nige
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Re: Amber pressed centrepiece bowl, "humanoid" feet, partly frosted...
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2013, 10:17:06 AM »
Thanks a lot Christine and Nige!

Searching the board for Reich came up with several threads by Nige showing the bowl in different colours:
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,43170.0.html (the opalescent version is stunning!)
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,35755.0.html
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,9111.0.html

And I agree, mould work is really nice, and I think that the "reverse" frosting in mine is quite effective (the boys/elves/gnomes physiognomy is more obvious this way).

@ Nige: you are welcome to drop me a message :)
My bowl has several minor issues, so I don't know if it is very desirable in this condition...

Michael


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Re: Amber pressed centrepiece bowl, "humanoid" feet, partly frosted...
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2013, 10:24:19 AM »
Hi Michael
If you want to send me an email to nigelstone34 AT  hotmail.co.uk (Mod: Change AT to @ and close up the spaces)
Cheers Nige
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Re: Amber pressed centrepiece bowl, "humanoid" feet, partly frosted...
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2013, 10:29:44 AM »
Nigel you need to adapt your email to avoid it being picked up by spammers.
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