Posted 4 years ago
This Czech Art Deco Era perfume bottle just arrived. Since there is no stopper it is a vase for now. It measures 5-7/8 inches tall with a 1-1/4 inch diameter cut rim. The rim edge is flat with a very small bevel at the exterior rim edge while the inner rim edge is left crisp with no bevel. The bottom measures 2 inches in diameter as does the widest area towards the top. It has no pontil and is slightly indented on the bottom from manufacture. Bottom has a gold colored Royal Art Glass sticker label. It was purchased in Brooklyn, New York.
Made of double cased glass with glossy clear interior and exterior layers. Innermost color layer is red splotchy or streaked coloring. This layer has some orange coloring and a few transparent areas between the colored vertical stripes. Yellow and black lines, streaks, or peloton style threads decorate the vase further over the red coloring. There are also a few orange colored streaks and spots.
I'm convinced that this decor is Ruckl, but have seen it attributed to Kralik. Royal Art Glass Co. was an importer of wares with a "factory" located at 243 Canal Street, New York, NY, USA. They imported a variety of products from multiple manufacturers. 4th Picture above shows an original 1925 Invoice from the company. The red printing reads "Office and Sample Room, 5-9 W. Union Square, N.Y."
243 Canal Street is an six story building in Manhattan / Little Italy. Construction of the building was completed in 1915. It's an office building with BOCA use group M. If it was an actual factory it would have been classified as use group F. It was likely more of an assembly or packaging plant and not actually a factory manufacturing products from raw materials.
*Last vase above shows this shape in orange with a reddish brown colored streaked or cased pelleton decor. Although the decor is similar to the red vase there are some differences to show variations in production. This example was added in case it helps anyone with an attribution. *
I would love hearing from anyone who has additional ideals on the manufacturer. Thank you!