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I collect Bohemian glass from all periods from Historicism through Art Deco. Main interests are Loetz, Kralik, Rindskopf and Harrach, but there are so many more thatI collect Bohemian glass from all periods from Historicism through Art Deco. Main interests are Loetz, Kralik, Rindskopf and Harrach, but there are so many more that deserve our attention! I also enjoy research and love a good glass mystery. I collaborate with an international group of collectors and have great fun doing it! (Read more)


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Loetz "Laurus" vase, crystal optic DEK 499, PN II-1449, ca. 1904 - Art Glassin Art Glass
Loetz Diana Ciselé Ausführung 79, PN II-6462, ca. 1909 - Art Glassin Art Glass
Riedel Enameled Aventurine Vase, ca. 1900 - Art Glassin Art Glass
Loetz Blau Opal Iris vase, PN II-575, DEK unknown, ca. 1900 - Art Glassin Art Glass
Loetz Ausführung 57 vase, PN II-5499, ca. 1908 - Art Glassin Art Glass
Glasfabrik Elisabeth, Kosten bei Teplitz vase (Salmon Rose), ca. 1905 - Art Glassin Art Glass
Harrach Black Hyalith Enameled & Gilt Glass Vase, ca. 1887 - Art Glassin Art Glass
Loetz Brown Metallin Optic, PN II-5004, ca. 1908  - Art Glassin Art Glass
Loetz Ausführung 122 glass bowl, PN unknown, ca. 1911 - Art Glassin Art Glass
Loetz Candia Silberiris Diaspora, PN unknown, ca. 1901 - Art Glassin Art Glass


  1. I posted that article two years ago, and it does have a typo- I meant fourth piece from the left (JH), and I have done a fair bit of research in the two years since I posted. The pink and blue are gen...
  2. Wow - that one has it all, Brian - fantastic piece!
  3. Production Number III-1108, ca. 1920. The color is Mandarin
  4. Google "Smith's Old Timer" glass
  5. I was wondering if Changeant and Cameleon aren't actually kind of the same thing.
  6. Nice bit of research, Volkmar - thanks for posting!
  7. One of my favorite Kralik deco era decors. Nice to have a pair!
  8. My understanding of this type of glass is that the blanks were acquired from a variety of widely available commercial sources and decorated in this manner. So the shape alone may not tie it down to a ...
  9. Thanks - not vaseline - just crystal and green glass - non-UV reactive.
  10. If you search for Israeli Art Glass on eBay, you will find several similar types, some with labels. Similarly decorated art glass is being made even today by Rueven Art Glass (an American company), bu...
  11. This is not Bohemian - it was most likely made in Israel, ca. 1980s.
  12. I agree - Deb Truitt is one of my glass heroes for precisely those reasons.
  13. Love the blue color
  14. Love that blue opal medici :)
  15. Brian, The piece of matt Hyalith shown in Mergl references book AH 140. wrg
  16. Thanks, everyone. Al, I have seen so many of these black (or even the purple iridescent), and the results are almost always the same - Purple ground = Kralik; Red ground = Harrach or PK (depending...
  17. Just browsing through and thought I would revisit this one - but I think the answer is already on this page. This vase is grün cisele on a colorless ground. I strongly suspect the decor is I/539. ...
  18. You are right about that, Brian - it's the kind of piece that makes me want to re-evaluate my whole light/camera setup.
  19. eye4beauty, several reasons come to mind: They didn't know enough to realize it was a genuine Loetz vase, and wanted to imply that it was with a fake signature. They thought for sure it wasn't L...
  20. Al, I agree with you that the signature is a fake. But again, nothing wrong with the vase itself.
  21. Another great example - I hope to find one some day :)
  22. Great piece, Al. There is a page of these (including one in the same shape as yours) on No need to worry about ...
  23. The one I have matches the drawing exactly, and the balls on that one are also solid. I've also seen a matching inkwell.
  24. Geez - look who's talking! :)
  25. I don't have the Adlerova book - which one? It is approximately 9.5 cm tall - somwhere around 12.5-13.0 cm wide. There are a few shapes in the big Loetz Series II book (Lnenickova) that appear to c...
  26. I hate lima beans. :P But the vase is pretty cool... :)
  27. Looks like it was inspired by Prohibition :)
  28. Thanks, Volkmar - the only thing I love more than a good mystery is solving a good mystery. :)
  29. I changed out photo #4 so you can get an idea of the color through the interior.
  30. Hooray for those Lladro collectors :)
  31. Brian, it was mainly the crystal body with the optic twists. I was aware of this series of shapes in crystal with green drips due to the research I've been doing for I had just never seen o...
  32. Thank you, Kirk. I can only hope to find another one some day. Warren
  33. Ginni used to have one like Michelle's on the Czech Collector website- it's not there anymore, but in any case, it's definitely Czech. Carl Hosch retailed hanging lamps that are similar in form betwe...
  34. Superb, Marty - hit 'em with a black light!
  35. Nice color group
  36. That's as sweet as they come, Mac
  37. If I had looked closer, at Alfredo's page, the answer is right there - this was part of a writing set. As far as comparisons to Loetz tango glass, this observation was also made by Ricke in his bo...
  38. Interesting - I found this shape in the Legras book - it's called "Jersey" - but the examples in Legras were light blue and red crystal. So, Legras is now a serious contender.
  39. Brian - one of the vases in this decor in the Ricke book has a Jean Beck label.
  40. I'm not usually a JIP fan, as you know - but seeing these three together - I get it. :) Nice group!
  41. I AM in shock, Al - if you have any beads to spare, I'm missing one!
  42. Best of all, Kevin - it was CHEAP. :) I just wonder what the deal is with the drilled holes...
  43. That's a bit of alright :)
  44. Agreed, Scott! wrg
  45. Lisa, Fran - I would be happy to look at your pieces - if you would like, you can email me at
  46. Thanks, Sean - this color is hard to photograph, but in hand, it is really amazing.
  47. Thanks, Steve - it is interesting - I'm particularly interested how the color of the underlayer affects the appearance of the outer layer. Yesterdays - I did see that one. I'm not 100% sure, but I ...
  48. I guess it depends, Brian, on whether Alpenrot is defined as a decor, or a color. If Alpenrot is a specific shade of red, then it makes sense that there would be instances of it on different grounds (...
  49. Frank - I saw your awesome bowl and was wondering where you got the Poschinger info
  50. Thanks, guys - Al, I don't remember the Atlas photos- if you do find them, I would love to see them.
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Rindskopf Purple Iridized Marble Swirl Cabinet Vase Nouveau Kralik Tri Claw Ruffed Rim Green/White Opalescent Iridescent Vase Wood Shoes Form early 1900 Fantastic Kralik art glass Seashell Vase ca. 1900 Bohemian THE GILDED MAIDEN: A CZECH GLASS MYSTERY. Czechoslovakia Kralik Cobalt glass vase with red, white, green and blue mottling CZECH GLASS BARREL SETS Kralik 1930's imported glassware STEUBEN VERRE DE SOIE VASE OFF THE BEATEN PATH: LEERDAM FIGURINES Emanuel Beranek, 1958, pattern 5869 for Skrdlovice Loetz Bronce Glatt c. 1900 DECO CZECH TANGO: FUN WITH COLOR DURAND GOLD IRIDESCENT VASE  c. 1925


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