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CZECH PULLED VASES. RUCKL OR WHAT ELSE?

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Bohemian Art Glass2674 of 2979Czechoslovakia art glass Boudoir Lamp by Ruckl 1920's - 1930'sCZECH DECO SHADES: A NEW SIZE, A NEW SHAPE.
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Posted 3 years ago

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Alfredo
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The first vase (pic.1 ) is 10.5". in clear glass with fired-on orange stain for the body, and light amethyst fired-on pulls. It's mark (pic 2) could be Ruckl, Welz, or even Kralik. I have pointed out repeatedly that, except for rare occasions, provenance marks are not a reliable marker for manufacturers. However, this vase "stands well" next to Ruckl pulled pieces, particularly because of the color combination.

The second is even more intriguing. About 9" tall, green glass with brown spots and pulls, it does look like a variant of Ruckl's "Green shimmy" decor.
But then you turn it over and find a surprising poorly applied but clearly visible embossed mark! I have just another vase--quite poor quality, I must say--with such a mark.

It may be that these vases belong to yet unidentified companies that capitalized on the success of the pulled decor for the major Czech Deco manufacturers. The marks clearly signal they were intended for export, and the manufacture indicates lower-end production. But I do find them fascinating, another addition to the mystery of Czech glass.

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