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Posted 2 years ago

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Alfredo
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Let me add to the ID fire. Ruckl 0range Shimmy : picture 2. Examples from my collection: picture 1. 7 1/3 and 7" tall. Marks on both: pics. 3 and 4. They correspond to the Jade Shimmy mark I posted previously. Clear glass with orange/red/yellow spots covered in clear. By the way, the 'black" pulls are either amethyst or cobalt. Mold blown, no pontil mark. Not to be confused with Coral Shimmy, which is red.

1927. Josephine Baker stars in "Review of Reviews", a film where she dances the Charleston Shimmy and causes a tsunami in Europe. Ruckl decides to give Loetz/Kralik Tango some competition, and acknowledge the African Deco craze and the foremost Afro-American artist of the period.

If anyone should want to challenge my findings, I suggest they provide irrefutable documentation.

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  1. Alfredo Alfredo, 2 years ago
    Wow! Another piece of the Ruckl decor puzzle falls into place. "Pfau" means "Peacock" in German! So, translated, the name of this decor would be" Orange Shimmy Peacock".
  2. czechman czechman, 2 years ago
    Im learning alot from you Alfredo!...i have the first vase in your pic and i adore it even more now. thanks for your information
  3. Alfredo Alfredo, 2 years ago
    ISN'T IT WEIRD LIKE THE SPOTS LOOK LIKE NAIL POLISH ENAMEL? TAKE A LOOK AT THE SHADES I JUST POSTED. THEY ARE MAGNIFICENT!
  4. czechman czechman, 2 years ago
    Yes have seen them and loved them allready :)
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    The shimmy had Josephine Baker moving from the base/hips.
    The black pulls reflect the shimmy up the vase.
    The peacock also moves from its tail in its "courting shimmy".
    Those spots are like a Jackson Pollock painting.
  6. Alfredo Alfredo, 2 years ago
    I recommend watching "Review of Reviews"--a 1927 silent film about the great shows in Paris. The dubbed music is awful, but the pageantry is awesome. And it has the great Jo Baker doing the shimmy!!! Oddly enough, it has helped me to understand the riot of color in Deco Czech glass.
  7. jericho jericho, 2 years ago
    that signature is on half my kralik?! are you suggesting......noooo
  8. Alfredo Alfredo, 2 years ago
    GET USED TO PARADIGM SHIFTS. HALF OF MY "LOETZ" TURNED OUT TO BE RINDSKOPF. MUCH OF KRALIK AND WELZ IS GOING TO CHANGE ATTRIBUTION. BESIDES, PROVENANCE MARKS ARE AN UNRELIABLE MARKER FOR ATTRIBUTION. SO, AN EXPORTER BOUGHT KRALIK, WELZ AND RUCKL AND EXPORTED ALL OF THEM TO AMERICA WITH THE SAME MARK. IT'S PERFECTLY POSSIBLE.
  9. cogito cogito, 2 years ago
    Alfredo, I'm curious why an exporter doing that sort of activity would choose to only use the country name and not their export name brand? Was there some sort of legal requirement that forced them to use the country of origin as a stamp?
  10. Alfredo Alfredo, 2 years ago
    After World War I, there was a law passed that products coming into the United States had to have a provenance mark. The earliest marks just state country of origin. The later marks added words in English, such as "Made in". Still other marks included a company's or an exporter's logo. In today's art glass antique market, provenance marks are passed off as "signatures", which they are not, since they do not indicate the company that made the glass but only the country of manufacture.
  11. vetrissimo, 2 years ago
    Thank you for posting these Alfredo.
    I have a small example.
    I don't know how to post photos here so use this link http://bit.ly/y1MMPe
    I knew it was Rukl but had no idea how to describe the decor.
    I can't find any mark on the base whatsoever. Pete

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