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Author Topic: Josef Riedel Annagelb ? uranium swan family  (Read 1296 times)

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Josef Riedel Annagelb ? uranium swan family
« on: May 19, 2013, 12:19:28 PM »
Hi there, I recently acquired a great looking item. The seller claimed they were Josef Riedel, but I can find very little images of Riedels work, just lots of info on history.
I have attached an image.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks
James.


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Re: Josef Riedel Annagelb ? uranium swan family
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2013, 02:16:04 PM »
Hello James and welcome to the board. I've amended your topic title slightly to include words that will catch the eye of those with an interest in this area of glass. I hope someone will be able to help with your query. :)

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Re: Josef Riedel Annagelb ? uranium swan family
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2013, 03:00:14 PM »
Hello James, and welcome from me. :)           Can't help I'm afraid, but just thought I'd suggest a possible reason why the seller mentioned the the name of Riedel.         It's widely believed that he was the first to use uranium as a colourant in glass, on a commercial level  -  although he may not have actually made your swans.               Annagelb being the greenish-yellow sort, and Annagrun the yellowish-green sort -  both words using his wife's name as part of the description.
Let's hope someone can give you much more help with these. :) 

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Re: Josef Riedel Annagelb ? uranium swan family
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2013, 03:05:50 PM »
It would also be worth adding images showing the swans in natural light please, so we can see the colour rather than the uranium glow. Also dimensions are helpful.  :)

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Re: Josef Riedel Annagelb ? uranium swan family
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2013, 05:05:17 PM »
Hi guys here is a natural light image of the swans, the mother swan measures around 5cm high.

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Re: Josef Riedel Annagelb ? uranium swan family
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2013, 06:20:50 PM »
This is lamp work - i.e. fashioned from glass tubes in a gas flame, so not  actually done in a glass works in front of the oven.  Chances are your swans were made in China or in Lauscha (Germany) - but remember lamp work can be done anywhere and does not require great investment.

Riedel invented the colour, but his production (19th ct.) was very bohemian, quite heavy, panel cut, gilded, ornamented and decorated - so no relation to your swans.

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Re: Josef Riedel Annagelb ? uranium swan family
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2013, 07:17:41 PM »
Thanks for the info Ivo, any idea on date? 19th, 20th century?

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Re: Josef Riedel Annagelb ? uranium swan family
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Re: Josef Riedel Annagelb ? uranium swan family
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2013, 08:30:44 PM »
James, do you have the permission of the seller to use his images on the board? If not we shall need to remove them from the topic as their retention here will breach his copyright and our board policy. If the seller gives you permission to use them then please let us know and they will be able to stay with a copyright/consent notice included. Thanks. :)

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Re: Josef Riedel Annagelb ? uranium swan family
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2013, 08:56:02 PM »
Hi Anne, apologies, remove my last post with regards to eBay listing.

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