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Johnston, Iowa

My main collections are Mrazek and other Czech pottery, especially the birds with the red dime mark. I am a collector of glass when I find a piece reasonally pricedMy main collections are Mrazek and other Czech pottery, especially the birds with the red dime mark. I am a collector of glass when I find a piece reasonally priced and one that really appeals to me. (Read more)


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Loetz Candia Silberiris Bowl - Art Glassin Art Glass
Large Tango Vase with donut - Art Glassin Art Glass
Yellow Blue 7 inch vase - Art Glassin Art Glass
Welz Honeycomb? - Art Glassin Art Glass
Beige Handled Vase - Art Glassin Art Glass
Tango Bowls  Loetz? - Art Glassin Art Glass
More "Coronet" Mark Pieces - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Small Tango Vase  Czech? - Art Glassin Art Glass
Auction collection with Glue Chip - Art Glassin Art Glass
Czech Cockatiel Wall Pocket - Art Potteryin Art Pottery


  1. Beautiful, can't wait to see it's "rival"! It will have to be very special to beat the pink!
  2. Thanks for the feedback Czechman and Moonstonelover21 and the loves everyone else. I appreciate the information. I'm sorry my pictures don't really show the beautiful colors of this piece. I was go...
  3. Thanks for the loves and info everyone. I checked again (and again in different light) and just don't see a mark. I'll put it on the Loetz page.
  4. Thanks for the loves everyone. Appreciated.
  5. Looks like it could be Czech malachite. But awfully big for that. I'll be interested in what others say on this one.
  6. Unfortunately the same is true with a lot of Czech pottery, at least the pieces that only say "Made in Czechoslovakia". One researcher spent years trying to discover who the manufacturer was, to no a...
  7. I added a couple more pictures: One in sunlight and one of the mark (at least as well as I could get it). It appears there is also a "Made in" above the "Czechoslovakia mark". I don't know if this ...
  8. Thanks everyone. Every once in a while a find a gem.
  9. Thanks for the loves everyone. This is a piece that grows on you the more you look at it.
  10. Thanks Czechman. I do too, actually all covered pieces. It's just right for a bowl of M&M's.
  11. Sure looks to me they are a pair. Could it be that the differences are because they are hand painted with slightly different pictures on them?
  12. Thanks for the comments and loves everyone. As you can see, I am running out of room and have to stack the pieces (carefully).
  13. This was probably a 20s or 30s piece, similar to most of the Czech pottery imported around then. Since Czechoslovakia did not exist before 1918, it can't be earlier, and with the tariffs imposed afte...
  14. The pitcher is Ditmar Urbach. There will also be tumblers that match it. Also may be found in red and blue backgrounds. Pretty pieces.
  15. I agree with Czechman, it is probably MIJ. The Czech versions are very similar, but as pointed out, the lid is flat. I haven't seen one that hasn't been marked if it were Czech.
  16. I have what may be a dumb question, but I won't know if I don't ask. Are these the same as glue chip? If not, what is the distinction? To my novice eye, they look very similar. Thanks.
  17. Love the applied handles. Love the basket. I suspect this piece is even more beautiful in person.
  18. Beautiful. I love these. It may just be the lighting, but I love the purple on the middle one. You are smart to buy ahead of your birthday, you might not find something when it comes. Don't forge...
  19. Thanks for the loves everyone and Happy Holidays.
  20. I don't have a picture of just the glue, but will post the picture of the pieces I bought at an auction. The color doesn't show as well as I would like, but I think you will know what it looks like.
  21. Beautiful. I'm so glad to see examples here. I especially love the lamp, having a fondness for lamps in general. I had a beautiful yellow with blue vase a couple years ago that I let go and regrett...
  22. I have what may be a dumb question, but I guess that's how you learn: Is it possible the multi-colors were the first "layer" which were put into a mold with the others put on the inside? That seems ...
  23. I love these. I don't know if it helps, but 9 months ago I posted a pink piece that is the same shape as the top right piece in the second picture. It was identified as Ruckl. It has the "football...
  24. Beautiful. I had to go check my green vase to see if it had the light threading as well, but alas, no. But now I will pay extra attention when I see examples out there. Thanks for posting.
  25. These are beautiful. Love the owl. I'm a bird person, pottery, but love glass too.
  26. Unusual and beautiful. Welcome to CW. One of the best things about CW is learning something new and this is new to me (as were your other posts). Keep them coming!
  27. Thanks for the loves and comments everyone. Now I need to find a special place for it.
  28. Nice vase. I have a couple pieces of this, but I've never seen one that has this much yellow or the honeycomb design. you were lucky to be there at the right time.
  29. Really nice vase. This is a very nice shape and it's has great color just in time for Halloween!
  30. Thanks. I'm not sure about the shade. I don't have a lot of places for lamps this big, except by the bed. the one I have is a plain white oval shape that fits better against the wall without taking...
  31. Thanks everyone. I did forget to mention the malachite perfume, which I have seen before. I see I have another piece that is also found in Czechman's. I think that is about 5 pieces we have in comm...
  32. Thanks, but I haven't a clue who the makers might be. As the saying goes, the folks here have forgotten more about Czech glass than I have ever known. Any info would be appreciated. I would love it...
  33. Thanks for the loves and comments everyone. I actually put this collection together in a relatively short time (in collecting years, 3-4). The fan vase was harder. I haven't seen a different piece ...
  34. Nice find! You should definitely add some other pieces. I'll post this shape in one of my favorite patterns. Yours may be hard to find in other shapes, but the fun is hunting! The variety of Czech...
  35. Thanks everyone and yes, I do like Walnut. For those who don't know, Walnut, Iowa is a small town in western Iowa, right off Interstate 80. It is loaded with antique shops and has a big flea market ...
  36. Thanks Kyle, I probably wouldn't call it Tango either, but sure looks nice with the other Tango. Thanks for the loves everyone.
  37. Thanks for the loves everyone and special thanks to Mac63 for the info. The more I learn, the more I like Czech glass.
  38. Thanks for the loves everyone.
  39. This is a German slip painted piece, probably about the 30s. It was made about the same time as a lot of the Czech pieces of similar slip design. I don't know if the factory was ever identified. Th...
  40. Although hard to choose, this is my favorite of your posts (so far). I'm partial to purple for one, but I like both knuckle and fan vases. This seems to be part knuckle and fan, and purple to boot!
  41. This design is often referred to as "Quilted Burnt Swirl". One of the many Ditmar Urbach beautiful designs. It is not a common pattern, and I have never seen it in a fan vase (one of my favorite mol...
  42. Thanks for the comments and loves everyone. These didn't start out to be one of my collections, but I'm betting all of you have one of those collections as well. It just seems to keep growing. If ...
  43. Given time, you will be able to find these in almost every Urbach pattern. Then when you find all the pottery ones, there are some glass ones that are almost the same shape. I have the two on the ri...
  44. The vase is 6 inches tall, about 4 wide at the widest point. not a big vase for so much color. Thanks everyone.
  45. Thanks for the tip on the email, I kind of knew that in the back of my mind. Thanks for the information too. I have lots to learn.
  46. I rechecked, no aventurine. I wish it did, it would push it over the top. Maybe this weekend I'll find one! Going to another flea market and a a bunch of malls. it is getting hard to find anything...
  47. Thanks for the loves everyone. I can't find a reference to "marbled" Kralik, but what about Kaleidoscope?
  48. You're very welcome. Always willing to add a little to people's knowledge. I'm not an expert, but have been collecting Czech pottery for quite a few years now. I didn't really pay attention to the ...
  49. This is probably a Ditmar Urbach piece, in the Alien line. Can't be later than late 30's or so, due to WWII. It is a little more unusual with the blue bands around it. A lot of the alien pieces run...
  50. Hi Vetraio50: it is indeed curved, and large. it is about 2 inches long altogether.
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