Posted 1 year ago
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.