Posted 4 years ago
This is not the kind of glass which would earn a place in most Czech glass collections. However, it is quite representative of mass-manufactured Czech glass for export, the kind that stocked the shelves of America's mom-and pop general stores in the early years of the 20th Century (pre- WWII).
Both pieces are 6" tall, frosted glass blown into molds with intricate optic patterns, colorful spatter on the bottom half, but most significantly, a provenance mark already embossed into the mold. So far I would have to classify them as "mystery pieces" since I have found no clue as to their maker. Other larger pieces with the same embossed mark have surfaced as well. The embossing constitutes what is probably the most permanent way to mark provenance. Their provenance earns them a place in my Czech glass collection.