Posted 5 years ago
What is known about Rindskopf's Diluvium glass is that is was made in limited quantities, and it is pretty hard to find these days. Conventional wisdom says that it is always cut and engraved in high relief, and in fact most of the examples in museums are just like that. Enter the book Moderne Glaser, by Gustav Edmund Pazaurek (1865-1935), written in 1901, while this type of glass was being produced. Pazaurek shows us the usual carved diluvium glass, but he also shows three items in simple geometric shapes with broad facet cut sides, highly polished (see last photo scan). This piece is an example of that - diminutive in size (about 3.8 inches tall). The brick red glass (practically a marker for Rindskopf) is colored throughout and completely opaque, with about 1/4" thick walls. The shape is reminiscent of the shaded to clear thick-walled crystal glass pieces produced by Moser, and it is in every way on par with Moser in terms of quality.