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I'm a 40+ year collector of Historismus glass, predominately Heckert, and Bauernglas or Volksglas (peasant glass). I've been cataloging Heckert's 'im alt Deutschen SI'm a 40+ year collector of Historismus glass, predominately Heckert, and Bauernglas or Volksglas (peasant glass). I've been cataloging Heckert's 'im alt Deutschen Stil' (Historismus) glass as long as I've been collecting. I should add that my expertise is in German/Austrian/Bohemian enameled glass. Having lost a huge collection in an earthquake, I started adding pieces to what survived of my collection. Having also lost a substantial antique beer stein collection, most of the miniatures in the collection survived and has been substantially added to. Consisting mainly of salesman samples, this collection is now one of the largest of its kind in existence. I also collect books on German, Austrian, and Bohemian glass. I've assembled quite a substantial glass and beer stein reference library (predominately in German) over the years that includes some very rare books, such as Ludwig Lobmeyr's 1874 published 'Die Glasindustrie', and Helmut Ricke, et al's 'Lötz. Bömisches Glas. 1880 bis 1940'. I am a student of German heraldry (as well as calligraphy and genealogy) which accounts for my love of Historismus glass. (Read more)

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  1. @SEAN68 For the non-technical term, yes. Nicknamed so for the sound that the poured liquid makes. Also known in Germany as a Gluckerflasche, as well as a Kastrup/Castrup.
  2. @paris1925 My pleasure! @kyratango Thanks!
  3. @kairomalte Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Wann ja, Bitte ihren Nachricht auf Deutsch wieder geben. Ihren Englisch ist ein bischen schwierig zum verstehen.
  4. "Usually shape is not a unique descriptor to be used for assignment of an item to a specific producer,..." In the case of Heckert, this would be not be true. Heckert had the good habit of patenting no...
  5. @motoheadmn I'm with you on that!
  6. @racer4four Thanks! I'll see what I can do about posting more Heckert.
  7. My pleasure, Ellen. My collections are currently in storage. I have few group images, mostly individuals. Anyway, I'm new here, how would I get the images to you? BTW...unfortunately I missed o...
  8. I too have a piece like this. A matching piece depicting a woman was also produced (the painting is on the opposite side from the piece depicting the gentleman). This is what is known as 'Bauerngla...
  9. No, I do not. Vases are something that I don't normally collect (I collect Heckert's Historismus drinking vessels, but research all Heckert items). I have several different examples in my image librar...
  10. The decoration was designed by Adolf Heyden in 1900. There is no indication as to who designed the glass form. However it is highly likely that the glass form was designed by Otto Thamm, who was Hecke...
  11. My pleasure. I found a thirteenth glass form right after posting my comment. I'd be curious to see your new piece. Perhaps a fourteenth glass form?
  12. Please see my review of another piece that definitely applies to your piece here: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/85398-fritz-heckert-enameled-vase#comment-870961 It will also dispel so...
  13. Please see my review of another piece that definitely applies to your piece here: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/85398-fritz-heckert-enameled-vase#comment-870961 I furthermore explain who ...
  14. Wow! It's already been 2 years since I've responded on this piece. Update: The basic design on this vase appeared on at least 12 different glass blanks (glass forms), in Goldcypern (glass w/light g...
  15. My pleasure! I enjoy doing/providing the research. I end up learning something myself most of the time. I help a lot of people on ebay with their listings. There is so much incorrect information there...
  16. The portrait is that of an eastern European soldier (of a mounted corps), probably Hungarian. I wish I could provide a source, but it escapes me at the moment. I see several of these portrait glass ob...
  17. The genre for this piece is referred to as 'Bauernglas', or 'Volksglas' (both are German for peasant glass). Peasant glass is glass that was produced for the masses (common persons, i.e. peasants) who...
  18. I agree with vetraio50. As a 30+ year Heckert collector (of their Historismus series), this does look like the work of Fritz Heckert Kunstglas Industrie. The decoration is very similar to the work of ...
  19. My bad, the catalog number does not include 'F.H.' which is typically marked on Heckert's glass to denote the maker, Fritz Heckert, and typically appears before the catalog number. I do have pieces wi...
  20. I have a couple of these. One of them has an interesting modification. A pouring-type' spout,' presumably fashioned from pewter, has been affixed to the original flanged spout. I cannot determined the...
  21. Heckert's Historismus glass, as described by Heckert, was produced 'im alt Deutschen Stil' (in the 'old German style'). I own an example of this beautiful and interesting Becher. Aside from being a...
  22. The correct translation for 'Becher' is beaker. A 'Humpen,' another popular glass form in medieval and 'Historismus' (historicism, or historical revival) glass, is technically a large (typically large...
  23. Your vase blank is done in 'Bronzecypern' (blue) This decoration was also offered on the same shaped glass blank in 'Goldcypern' (a light green). Heckert's catalog number for each piece is: Bronze...
  24. Oops, forgot the second link picturing the pieces that compare to your. Ad the pieces are in the top fourth of the page not towards the bottom as previously mention (the page loaded differently the se...
  25. @vaselineally You can read a brief history of the company here, including dates: http://www.steinmarks.co.uk/pages/pv.asp?p=stein95 There are a number of examples on this page, including a glass st...
  26. 30+ year Heckert collector here. I remember when these were for sale and did not buy them because these do not look like Heckert glasses at all. Their Historismus glass was almost exclusively designed...
  27. 'irresierendes Glas', or iridescent glass is modeled after glass that had been buried for 2,000 years. The iridescent effect is the result of a chemical reaction between the glass, and the surrounding...
  28. @Greatsnowyowl The fact that Heckert purchased glass blanks from other houses, mostly Josephinenhütte, is true, but only for a few years. Heckert went into business in 1866 and produced mainly mirr...
  29. @Sean You are undoubtedly referring to the book, 'Ars vitraria experimentalis', the first book published on glassmaking (originally published in Latin, later translated into German), which I also p...
  30. This is a 'Wappenbecher', or beaker with armorial bearing, and was produced by Fritz Heckert Kunstglas Industrie in Petersdorf, Silesia. This beaker is a part of their Historismus Glas (historical rev...
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