Posted 5 years ago
Rindskopf Honeycomb pattern appears usually in single-color iridized vases such as those in pic 1 (both 12" high) and also in the smaller 6" versions. I have them in amber, green, pink and lavender, all with rough pontils.
Therefore, I was totally unprepared to find an 8.5" piece in metallic blue with the honeycomb patter finely delineated in Rindskopf's signature brick red and no pontil (pics. 2, 3). But it had a very ugly and noticeable chip on the upper rim. Many collectors will not touch damaged pieces. Dealers have no such qualms (check out E-Bay for the Kralik cameo, badly chipped, being sold for $$$$).
I have always maintained that if a piece is damaged but rare, and priced reasonably (not like that Kralik), I'd rather have it than not. And there was no question about my not wanting this piece. I bought it.
Since it has no pontil, I could have it cut about an inch or so without any noticeable effect. It would display well either way. But in this particular case, since I fear a loss of integrity to the pattern, I have decided to keep it as is.
My question to you all is:
1. Would you have bought it?
2. If bought, would you have it repaired?