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Big Pulegoso vase, Českomoravské sklárny/Reich & Co
« on: June 02, 2013, 01:59:26 PM »
Interesting addition to my Czech glass collection:
big (height 25 cm) Pulegoso vase, very Art Deco shape. Base ground, with big polished pontil mark.

Sypka auction catalogue (part 2) has one in an identical shape, identified as Českomoravské sklárny, S. Reich, Krasno, model nr. 40/201/1640.
(Only difference I see is that theirs seems to have a smooth rim, while the one in mine is cut, bevelled and polished).

I have seen a few pieces in this style in the past, but was never sure where they might come from; so Reich & Co. seems likely for some of them...
Haven't found much online (apart from some fabulous information in Pressglaskorrespondenz). So any more info highly appreciated!

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Michael


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Re: Big Pulegoso vase, Českomoravské sklárny/Reich & Co
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013, 09:39:11 PM »
I love this pulegoso effect :)   Is the number of the vase 40/301/1640 Michael? or am I looking at a different catalogue? I can see it is the same but I had been wondering if your vase has had the rim ground and polished later if it also has a pontil mark? However looking at the picture (page 40?)yours is very slightly different I think in that it has an outward 'ring' also at the top by the rim whereas the one in the picture doesn't look as though it has that ring.  It just finishes straight up with a firepolished rim.
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Re: Big Pulegoso vase, Českomoravské sklárny/Reich & Co
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 10:36:38 PM »
I came across this searching - it's not Reich, but are these the same effect?  also pulegoso?
http://www.webareal.cz/ceskoslovenskesklo/25-STARE-CLANKY-OLD-ARTICLES/2924-Lichtagovi
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Re: Big Pulegoso vase, Českomoravské sklárny/Reich & Co
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2013, 08:48:31 AM »
Thanks a lot, m!

Yes, I came across the site about Lichtagova (great little essay by Jindrich!:) )

I may have got the numbering from the Sypka catalogue wrong, it is from the one entitled "Czech glass, a private collection part II")
Here is >> another one on Austrian ebay, same shape and height, with a firepolished rim as well; the glass in both of those looks a lot thicker than in mine, that is why I wonder if the cut and bevelled rim in mine might be original rather than cut down.
And I would guess that the difference in the shape of the rim might be due to hotworking (the upper ring might become less pronounced that way?)

I don't know if it is clear in my pics, but mine is cased, the two evenly thick layers are quite obvious in my pic of the rim: an outer layer of colourless pulegoso glass, and an inner layer of brown/orange speckled (also) pulegoso glass.

Colours are a little bit dull, but I love the shimmering pulegoso, too :)
And as it is quite transparent due to the thin glass, it looks really lovely when backlit.

Michael


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Re: Big Pulegoso vase, Českomoravské sklárny/Reich & Co
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2013, 01:53:22 PM »
One more ;D

Same shape (and mould?) as my previous one, but short neck. May have been cut down, but could have been a different pattern, too -- proportions look ok to me. If I didn't know of the other one, I would be convinced it should look this way.

No polished pontil mark this time.
Again two differently coloured pulegoso layers.

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Re: Big Pulegoso vase, Českomoravské sklárny/Reich & Co
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2014, 05:30:10 PM »
Another nice S. Reich pulegoso vase from the early 1940s, "Antik"-range.
26 cm high, sand coloured with yellow, blue and brown patches and streaks. Polished pontil mark.

(There is a hole drilled just above the base, so this obviously was a lamp base once...)

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Re: Big Pulegoso vase, Českomoravské sklárny/Reich & Co
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2014, 11:21:15 PM »
 mmm lovely shape and nice colours in that one as well - is that green uranium at all?
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Re: Big Pulegoso vase, Českomoravské sklárny/Reich & Co
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2014, 07:50:01 PM »
Thanks, m!
I liked the colours as well (and the rather big size, compared to my Beranek Pulegoso pieces)

I don't think it's Uranium -- acidic yellow, no hint of green glow.
But I will test when I borrow the UV torch nex time...

Michael


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Re: Big Pulegoso vase, Českomoravské sklárny/Reich & Co
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2014, 08:55:21 AM »
That is one of the most wonderful shapes on pulegosos I´ve seen, Michael. :green:  :)
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Re: Big Pulegoso vase, Českomoravské sklárny/Reich & Co
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2014, 05:10:39 PM »
Thanks, Dirk. :)

BTW, I am 90% convinced the mystery pulegoso vase with orange rim in your gallery ( >> Link ) is Reich as well. I have seen the same design here once...

Michael

 



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