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Posted 2 years ago

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Alfredo
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I FIND IT INTERESTING THAT ONLY ONE SHELF IS DEDICATED TO THESE TWO FIRMS, ABUT WHICH SO LITTLE IS KNOWN. THANKS TO VETRAIO FOR PROVIDING WHT IT SAYS ONTHE LABEL, WHICH READS:

SIGNIFICANT BUT LITTLE KNOWN CENTRE OF TANGOGLASS MANUFACTURE, ESPECIALLY IN THE 1920'S WAS THE TEPLICE REGION. THE TANGO INSPIRATION WAS PARTICULARLY TAKEN (ON BOARD) BY THE FIRMS OF FRANZ WELZ FROM HROB BY TRPLC AND THE FIRM OF FRANZ TOMSCHIK FROM KOST'ANY (1918-1930)

AT LAST WE KNOW THAT WELZ DID INDEED SURVIVE UNTIL THE DECO EXPORT ERA. BOTH COMPPANIES ARE REPRESENTED IN THE BUTLER BROTHERS CATALOG.

INERESTINGLY, THE VASE IN THE MIDDLE IS A PUZZLE. TO WHICH SIDE OF THE PICTURE DOES IT BELONG?

NOTICE THAT ALL OF THE TOMSCHIK VASES ALL SHOW VARIATIONS ON A CENTRAL GEOMETRIC SHAPE, INCLUDING THE "ZIGURAT" IN THE BACK.

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  1. GlassHappy, 2 years ago
    The Website these were taken from did not show all the Exhibit Cabinets.
    There were far more cabinets in the actual exhibit.
    For those that asked earlier, the Exhibit Catalog did not make it into print.
  2. Alfredo Alfredo, 2 years ago
    I was sure of it. But this is what we have, this is what you get. I have been told there are more pictures on internet.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    I think these exhibits are from the Muzeu Vyso?iny v Havlí?kov? Brod? version of the travelling exhibition. From memory it did travel to three or four different museums. The set up changed in different locations. This is the top shelf from this cabinet shown on the website:
    http://rover.rajce.idnes.cz/Tango_sklo/#10_vitrina_s_tango_sklem_-_sklo_inspirovane_tancem_tango.jpg

    The next shelf is devoted to Rückl, the third to "regional variations". This site doesn't have a photo of the bottom shelf.

    All of the forty photos from this version can be seen here:
    http://rover.rajce.idnes.cz/Tango_sklo/
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    That reads Muzeu Vysociny v Havlickove Brode without the Czech accents.
  5. Alfredo Alfredo, 2 years ago
    This has been one of the most interesting posting I have ever done, and I thank you all for the input and the invaluable links. Now we have solid confirmation of Welz, Ruckl and Tomschick decors, among others. Now, to start the reclassifying of our own Tango collections. I wish someone would tell the Czech we have so much of it! Thanks to the Butler Brothers. And now I have the first line for my article on Czech glass and them!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    On one of the sites I remember Jitka saying that little of Czech Tango remains there in Czechoslovakia; it seems that the economic conditions of the time demanded that the output be exported,
  7. Londonloetzlearner Londonloetzlearner, 2 years ago
    Hi Al! I'm confused - take a look at http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/81570-ruckl-bohemian-yellow-and-white-variegat?in=441#comment-297603
    I don't know about the rest, but I thought the last one in that post, the trophy vase, looked identical to the one in this post. Far left, just behind the red, in picture one and two. I can't tell from the pictures - what makes the one in Charcoal's post Ruckl, if this one is Welz? Is there a difference in the decor, or the shape, or the production technique? What am I missing? Can you help? Or is it just impossible to attribute these beyond calling them Czech?
  8. charcoal charcoal, 2 years ago
    For additional insight please see the first vase in the Variegated Spatter section of this link. It has the same yellow and white variegated decor shown above. http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/bohemian_glass/spatter_glass.htm

    Now go to this cw posting to see that same exact shape with a Antonin Ruckl & Sons label.
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/75739-12-ruckl-red-shimmy-vase-with-1903-stic
  9. charcoal charcoal, 10 months ago
    The yellow trophy vase on the left side of photo one is the very same example shown in "Collectible Bohemian Glass, 1880-1940" aka Truitt I book, pg 130, Figure 4. Not just the same color/shape but the very same vase! Compare the white colored spots of the front center bottom area of the foot. By closely comparing handle shapes it also appears that the embossed red trophy vase is the same example shown in Truitt 1 too. It is however positioned to display the opposite side here as compared to Truitt 1, page 130, Figure 1.
  10. charcoal charcoal, 10 months ago
    Also, My posting that Londonloetzlearner linked to in comment 7 was deleted by CW. Here's a link to the new posting: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/103891-antonin-ruckl-and-sons-bohemian-yellow-and-w

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