Posted 10 months ago
I have always been drawn these pieces with metal collars formerly identified as Stölzle. However what is off-putting about them is that the collars are often grungy.
Yesterday, at an antique show, I found this 5.5” piece (first shot) with a metal collar. The glass was filthy and the collar was black with grunge. For twenty bucks – I got inspired to clean all of the collars on my pieces. With dremel in hand and a polishing compound, I removed most of the dirt on all of the collars (group shot) that had built up over the years.
I am not sure what the original colour was of these collars or for that matter what they are made from. In the second shot, I had the collar made from silver.