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Cobalt Blue Scent Bottle, gilt with metal mount, ca. 1890

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Bohemian Art Glass2148 of 2986It's not the who, but the what? RINDSKOPF GREEN GLATT SERPENT VASE.
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Posted 2 years ago


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This is an interesting scent? bottle - I feel like the blank was manufactured by one company and refined by another, but I don't know the origin of this piece. Cobalt glass in encased in clear, given an acid bath to give a satin finish, then decorated in gold ink. A metal foot was applied reminiscent of the Franz Wagner pieces I posted several months back. You can tell that there used to be a stopper, because the neck was ground on the inside through the cobalt, exposing the clear outer layer.

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  1. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 2 years ago
    ohh you're the winner of this one. I had a half hearted bid on it but I really wanted it. LOL. Congrats. it's gorgeous.

  2. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 2 years ago
    in the auction pics didn't they make it look like it was a bit of a tricolor thing?
  3. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 2 years ago
    Certainly not by anything in the auction description, but you're right that one of the photos has what seems to be a greenish tinge toward to top, but I have learned with these types of pieces that lighting can be deceptive in and of itself in auction photos. No complaints here.

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