Posted 4 years ago
This is a classic example of Czech Deco Tango from the period between the two World Wars. Glass from this period was primarily intended for mass production and export. Much of it was of inferior quality, while much of it retained the characteristically superior Czech craftsmanship. This example is simplicity itself, without sacrificing line or design. It is also 9.5" tall, as my previous posting (pic. 4). The applied decor, a leaf girdle or crown applied to the bottom of the vase, usually appears only in blue (pic 3). This vase shows a variant: clear leaves lined in blue (pic. 2). There are vases with leaves forming the rim as well, but unfortunately I do not own one (yet). The small red one also appears in the Butler Brothers catalogs.
A point to be made: this glass entered the USA in great quantities during the 30's and thanks to being exported survived the WWII Czech glass holocaust. Much of it also ended up in the UK, which has become a valuable venue to search for these pieces