Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Tiny Goldberg Iridescent Vase

In Art Glass > Bohemian Art Glass > Show & Tell.
Bohemian Art Glass2421 of 3157Rare Rindskopf Diluvium Glass Vase, ca. 1900Pallme-Koenig Glass?
Love it
Like it

Moonstonelover21Moonstonelover21 loves this.
lovedecanterslovedecanters loves this.
epson233epson233 loves this.
LondonloetzlearnerLondonloetzlearner loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
ozmartyozmarty loves this.
manddmoirmanddmoir loves this.
inkyinky loves this.
Mac63Mac63 loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
See 8 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 2 years ago


(11 items)

Goldberg Iridescent vase. My vase is only tiny, measuring 10.5cm/4" high. Its an amber glass as you can see. Unusual shape and would only hold a couple of flowers if that's what it would be used for.

Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    What a little beauty!
  2. Slave-to-glass Slave-to-glass, 2 years ago
    Thanks v50 for your love and comment :)
  3. czechman czechman, 2 years ago
    looks like goldberg with an unfortunate ground rim job
  4. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 2 years ago
    I am not so sure it's a ground rim job .I have a piece with a similar neck and slanted rim. it definitely would have had a cut rim as the base is flat.

  5. czechman czechman, 2 years ago
    so the flat edge going around on the side of the slanted rim is normal?
  6. Mac63 Mac63, 2 years ago
    Must be a Goldberg week:
    Nice find.
  7. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 2 years ago
    yeah, actually I think it is kind of normal on some of these old glass pieces. kind of a cantilevered cut. normally not quite so visible but if you look closely a lot of old glass does have it.
  8. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 2 years ago
    I think it's just a really good close up picture here.
  9. Slave-to-glass Slave-to-glass, 2 years ago
    Thank you manddmoir, inky, ks85, Mac63, Obscurities, czechman, eye4beauty :)
    Thanks for the comments Greatsnowyowl, ks85, czechman, Mac63 !
    I have updated with another picture taken from the side which shows that (I think) the gold enamel on the rim is still there slightly.
  10. Slave-to-glass Slave-to-glass, 2 years ago
    Thank you twice BELLIN68 :)
  11. czechman czechman, 2 years ago
    thanks slave for posting that picture.. now im convinced the rim wasnt ground down :) i still love it!!
  12. ozmarty ozmarty, 2 years ago
    Ooowh! I'm jealous. what a great find. Love the gou
    rd shape.
  13. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 2 years ago
    the shape to me appears to have a spout. I kind of think it might be some sort of rosewater sprinkler type thing.
  14. ozmarty ozmarty, 2 years ago
    The hole is too large for a rosewater sprinkler . but the shape is very Oriental.
  15. Slave-to-glass Slave-to-glass, 2 years ago
    Oh ozmarty if you knew how much it cost LOL
    Its a very dainty vase, but its heavy, if you understand that. So can I safely say its Goldberg?
    Thanks for the love miKKoChristmas11, ozmarty. :)
  16. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 2 years ago
    Goldberg? Maybe, maybe not imho. It is very like a known goldberg finish, but goldberg was known for decorating things for other glass houses and competition was very ferocious. In the UPM there were some pieces of glass that looked very like goldberg in other finishes than this that were said to be Harrach. I was so intrigued that I asked one of the girls there and they brought out the curator. he said they were in the design books as harrach and definitely harrach.
    was harrach copying goldberg or goldberg copying harrach or was Goldberg hired to do some designs for harrach? I have no idea but it is something to think about. Also at a museum in novy bor a lot of pieces that had been id'd as goldberg in Deb Truitt's book had been found to have been made by Pfohle.

    I think it's a likely attribution but personally (and YMMV) I wouldn't say anything like this is definite without some pretty solid proof.

    Oz marty, the one I have in a shape that is very very similar to this has a hole that looks like it should be larger than it is. but when you try to wash it and get water out of it, the liquid comes out in tiny drops. It's really hard to get more than a drop or two out at a time. It's not a vase. It may not be a proper rosewater sprinkler but it's meant for something along those lines. maybe an oil dropper or something like that.
  17. ozmarty ozmarty, 2 years ago
    Hi Greatsnowyowl, Oil bottle? barbers bottle? perhaps or just a vase not meant to have flowersin? I have had rosewater sprinklers and they have the tiniest of holes .
    Had a fantastic Bohemian one the was ruby flashed and cut and gilded 19th century . that was before I collected Bohemian 1990 ish I put it on ebay and sold to some midle eastern museum fo well over $1000 a lot of competition on it .
    wish I had it in my collection now Ho Hum...
  18. czechman czechman, 2 years ago
    i was going to ask if it were a barbers bottle
  19. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 2 years ago
    I have some barbers bottles. the holes are larger than this and liquid comes out much more readily on those. I don't think it's that. also the neck is wayyy too small to put one of those thingamajiggers in the neck that they use.
  20. ozmarty ozmarty, 2 years ago
    So... it is back to being a vase , possibly Goldberg and suitable for a single stem??
    It really does not need any flowers it is great by it's self.
  21. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 2 years ago
    I really don't think it's a vase. I think it's some kind of oil or *other* vessel for something that would come out in drops. you would not have a vase with an angle like that. the one I have is too small for even a single stem in the neck. I don't even think a daisy would fit in there.
  22. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 2 years ago
    although maybe it's a vase with a remarkably small neck. it could happen. :)
  23. Slave-to-glass Slave-to-glass, 2 years ago
    Should I try to put a flower in it? :)
  24. Slave-to-glass Slave-to-glass, 2 years ago
    Thanks Charcoal :)
  25. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    nice find!!!!!!
  26. lovedecanters lovedecanters, 2 years ago
    Looks like an oriental shape and the finish looks Japanese. Stunning little piece.
  27. Slave-to-glass Slave-to-glass, 2 years ago
    It doesn't come out in drops either, I just tested it a few days ago while giving it a wash :)
    Thanks lovedecanters, epson233, Londonloetzlearner.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.