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Posted 2 years ago

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Alfredo
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THESE THREE VASES EXHIBIT THE SAME COLOR COMBINATION AND BELONG TO AN ID PARADIGM CHANGE SPEARHEADED BY LEAH GOODWIN. THEY ALL HAVE A YELLOW GROUND COVERED IN MULTICOLOR SWIRLED SPATTER AND AN EXTERNAL CLEAR LAYER.

EVER SINCE I FOUND OUT HARRACH KEPT DESIGN BOOKS ACCORDING TO TARGET COUNTRIES/MARKETS, I HAVE CONTENDED THAT PLENTY OF WHAT IS ROUTINELY CLASSIFIED AS BRITISH AND AMERICAN VICTORIAN GLASS WOULD BE FOUND TO BE BOHEMIAN EXPORT. THE KEY LAYS IN AMERICAN IMPORTERS CATALOGS, WHICH CORRECTLY IDENTIFIED SUCH GLASS AS BOHEMIAN.

LEAH, AIDED BY HER HUSBAND, CHARLIE, AND HER SON, JOSH, HAS DONE AN AWESOME JOB WITH THE SCARCE MATERIALS SHE HAS FOUND. SHE HAS ALSO PURSUED THE RUCKL TRAIL WITH SUCH PASSION, SHE HAS MANAGED TO CONVINCE ME THAT RUCKL, ON WHICH I DO RESEARCH, ALSO MADE MUCH OF WHAT IS ROUTINELY CLASSIFIED AS BRITISH AND AMERICAN VICTORIAN GLASS.

1. A REALLY AWESOME VASE, PARTICULARLY FOR ITS APPLIED BOTTOM, COMPOSED OF 6 LEAF FEET SUPPORTING A THREE LEAF "BASKET" CONTAINING THE VASE. ODDLY, A PRUNT PONTIL. A LOT OF WORK FOR A PIECE JUST 5" TALL.
THAT TYPE OF FOOT ATTACHMENT HAS BECOME A RUCKL MARKER.

2. A MAGNIFICENT VASE, 12" TALL. PARTICULARLY NOTICE THE HOLLOW BOTTOM.

3. AN INTRIGUING THIRD EXAMPLE. IT'S HEXAGON SHAPE AND THE RIBBED OUTER LAYER RESPECTIVELY POINT BACK TO MY THORN VASES, FIRST DOCUMENTED IN A 1900 BB CATALOG, AND TO DECO EXPORT VASES FROM THE 1930'S. 8" TALL.

4. A FAMILY PHOTO.

I MUST CLARIFY THAT I HAVE NEVER QUITE LIKED THE KITSCH BRIC-A-BRAC SIDE OF VICTORIAN GLASS, NO MATTER WHERE IT WAS MADE BUT . . . TIME TO BROADEN MY HORIZONS.

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  1. inky inky, 2 years ago
    FABULOUS!!!...:-)
  2. czechman czechman, 2 years ago
    Great job!
  3. charcoal charcoal, 1 year ago
    Thank you Alfredo for your help in my recent research.

    A very close match to your first vase is shown on the following Hosch Wholesale Catalog page as Figure 7347.

    http://www.fairy-lamp.com/Fairylamp/CatalogAds/HoschPageUnknown.jpg
  4. charcoal charcoal, 10 months ago
    Please see this posting, 2nd and 4th pictures for different shapes in this same exact decor coloring. The shape shown in photo 4 of the 1st link below is the same shape found with a Ruckl manufacturers label. Although the hand formed applied crystal decorations are slightly different the vase body is from the same mold.

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/103889-welz-trophy-vases-in-assorted-sizes-and?in=442

    Here's the link to that same vase shape with a different decor and a Ruckl manufacturers label:

    http://www.burchardgalleries.com/auctions/2012/feb1912/01images/l506.htm
  5. Alfredo Alfredo, 10 months ago
    Thanks for the links. The label constitutes irrefutable proof of provenance.

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