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Art Deco1571 of 2200MY LATEST HAGENAUER ART DECO PURCHASERare Whitehall Hammond and J B Hirsch Pirate / Soldier with a Sabre, figure Clock with Bookend, 1932 designed by J Ruhl
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Posted 3 years ago

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Alfredo
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Patience and persistence are at the heart of all collecting endeavors. I bought the green to clear inkwell because, though unmarked, I recognized it as Czech.

Recently I acquired the pair of London 1903 silver-rimmed vases, which are 7.5" tall and have distinctive square feet. The hallmark contais an s, a lion and a shield. There is an added mark: "J.H.W SON & CO."

Last but not least, from sunny Hawaii came the DL (David Loebl) silver-rimmed open-salt with the same feet as the vases! The hallmark has a small "q" followed by a lion, but I cannot make out the third component.

As it has been established, David Loebl established an glass business which exported pieces from different Czech manufacturers such as Kralik and Rindskopf to England, to be fitted with hallmarked silver marks and his DL imprimatur. However, other British silvermsmiths'
marks were also used. Many of the rims seemed to have been applied rather clumsily, for they are full of dings and bangs, as you can tell from the third picture.

My educated guesses:

1. All of these pieces are Czech in origin.
2. All were made by the same manufacturer.
3. The vases and open salt were exported to London, where they acquired their hallmarked silver rims.

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  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 3 years ago
    Really like these. Color is fantastic and who could say no to those feet!
  2. Hornet Hornet, 3 years ago
    Are thei Vaseline-Glass ?
    Albert
  3. Alfredo Alfredo, 3 years ago
    No they do not glow under an UV. In fact, I'd say 90% of green glass does not contain uranium. By the way, I have officially baptized this set the "Bugs Bunny".
  4. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 3 years ago
    Bugs Bunny because of the feet, yes? They do rather look like Bugs Bunny teeth. At the risk of looking dumb as dirt, may I ask how the inkwell fits into the group? No teeth. So is it solely the colour combination? Thank you for considering my question.
  5. Alfredo Alfredo, 3 years ago
    An inkwell would not have them. It is not only the clear/green combination, but the heft and thickness of the glass.
  6. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 3 years ago
    Thank you very much. Was it the feet that made you call them Bugs Bunny?
    Good of you to take the time to respond. I appreciate it.
    Sincerely,
    Lisa
  7. Alfredo Alfredo, 3 years ago
    Yes, it was the feet.

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