Posted 10 months ago
One of my favorite glass designs of the art nouveau, or jugendstil era was Rindskopf's interpretation of the fan style shape. This very fine example stands over 13" in height and is about 7" wide and 4" deep. It was made some time before WWI, probably c.1905.
The Pepita decor is characterized by the upper level of base glass in a deep ruby red color that fades to a clear base decorated with green oil spot. Overall is an applied multi-color iridescent layer. This gives the impression of a floral bud in the process of opening. The surface of the glass has an impressed optical pattern, and the glass is heavily worked into pleats to achieve the fan shape. The lip of this vase is flame polished, and there is a ground/polished pontil on the bottom. The final photo compares the large example with an 8" example to show the truly massive scale.
My hat is off to the nameless craftsmen who made these beautiful objects over 100 years ago.