fishiowa

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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Kralik or Loetz? - Art Glassin Art Glass
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Unusual Fan Vase - Art Glassin Art Glass
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Kralik (?) Bowl - Art Glassin Art Glass
Huge Threaded Vase  (Kralik Crackle?) - Art Glassin Art Glass

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  1. Very nice. I started a small collection of these when I can get them cheap. The children are popular, and I'm not sure I have seen one with two figures. Our latest Newsletter had an article on these...
  2. I'll be putting show pictures on the club website at czechcollectors.org when I find time to size them. Bob and Jerry from Nashville have the piece. You should have their email in the directory. If...
  3. Heaven might be a little bit of a stretch, but if you like glass, Iowa was definitely the place to be this past weekend. Lots of glass, with pottery and perfumes thrown in for good measure. Great ta...
  4. Beautiful color and wonderful shape. Nice find!
  5. Nice find, especially for the price. Classic Alien Urbach vase. Actually more than two varieties, probably several. This and red are more usual. If you see one with light green highlights, buy it.
  6. Thanks for the loves everyone. A particularly striking vase in person.
  7. Thanks for the loves and the attributions. My first piece of Poschinger (as far as I know). The pictures don't really do it justice.
  8. Thanks for the loves and comments everyone. I hope it is Iris since I grow a lot of them and they are in bloom right now.
  9. Thanks. Reminds me of tortoise shell. It thought this the most striking of the pieces he had. It fits in nicely with my other fans.
  10. Hi Anne: Good to hear from you. I'm pretty sure it is all original but maybe not as old as some of the other Urbach (if it is Urbach). I'm not a huge fan of design, but the shape had a certain appe...
  11. Thanks Sean. I was looking for pottery, but only found a couple things. Will post them on the pottery page.
  12. Thanks Lee. I knew someone would know. My first examples of these. A very understated beauty in my opinion.
  13. Beautiful. I've always liked biscuits, but these examples are really beautiful. I did pick one up here at the Brimfield flea market, which I will post when I get home. It is a threaded piece.
  14. Nice. I've seen a lot of these, but never one with handles like that. Pretty amazing it has survived all this time without one of them breaking. It s also more unusual with the green highlights rat...
  15. Thanks so much for the information larksel. Of course I my first question was whether it was even Bohemian, but opinion seems to be that it is, just don't know the attribution. Thanks again.
  16. Thanks everyone. Any ideas on maker?
  17. Thanks for the loves everyone. Not all flea markets turn out to be worthwhile. I've been to a many and come back empty handed as I'm sure many of you have. But, once in a while you find a few trea...
  18. Thanks for the comments, info and loves everyone. One thing I forgot to mention is that there is virtually no wear on the bottom which made me think it is newer. I knew if I posted it I could get po...
  19. Thanks for the loves and comments everyone. And thanks ozmarty for the link. Shape aside, it is identical to yours. The color on my picture doesn't show up like yours, but is the same. I thought...
  20. I agree. it is real interesting with the mix of treatments. There seems to be no end to the variations of Czech/Bohemian glass.
  21. Thanks welzebub, for the information. Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks too for the direction to the similar shape. I've found the same with my pottery that shape is sometimes as good as a mar...
  22. it does have the look of stretch, but i didn't know that stretch was made in Cz. Any guesses on who made it or when?
  23. Beautiful and I love the wooden stand it is on.
  24. Hi welzebub: Feel free to use the photo. I hope these photos will do, but unfortunately I sold the piece and can't take another.
  25. Thanks for all the loves everyone and the comments. I promise to keep an open mind regarding attribution, especially in light of all the ongoing study into the various makers. Although I still claim...
  26. Thanks for the loves everyone. I think this will be my Thanksgiving centerpiece (once I get the table cleared off).
  27. Thank you so much for the information. I would have assumed Kralik not knowing better. The search continues for the next one....
  28. Thanks for the loves and information. As you all know, there is an abundance of "Loetz" glass out there, little if any is really Loetz. I wanted to check with you guys, and having an example of a si...
  29. I knew which one too, but was tipped off. I was anxiously waiting to see it though. Really nice. Now for the pink!!! I recently bought an auction lot that has the matching vase in yellow orange, s...
  30. I agree, well written. My education and career have been in science, and it matters not whether you are researching a cure for cancer or a history of a glass manufacturer, facts are facts and theori...
  31. Thanks for the loves and comments. It really is prettier in person and makes me smile when I look at it.
  32. Thanks so much. The design is exactly like the first bowl in Jericho's post. Thanks for the loves everyone. I had no idea this piece would be so popular.
  33. Thanks so much. The design is exactly like the first bowl in Jericho's post. Thanks for the loves everyone. I had no idea this piece would be so popular.
  34. Thanks for the loves everyone and the kind words vetraio50. I've never been big into enamel, but I know many people are. But the pink is awfully pretty. It has a faint straight-line mark "Czechoslo...
  35. I did. Actually all the birds with the RDM. I scored some glass as well, but not the high end stuff. You seem to know me, but are you someone I should know?
  36. Beautiful. I have always loved the 3-handled vases and hope someday to find a nice one I can afford. Just keep looking I guess.
  37. Thanks. This sure would make a nice lamp. He doesn't collect glass, but has learned enough hanging out with me to pick up a nice piece when he finds it cheap. He just found a couple other nice unu...
  38. This is Czech, but could be one of a couple different makers. One possibility is Ditmar Urbach. Often called Chodovia, which I was trying to find more information on, but didn't have a lot of luck. ...
  39. Love them! One of the great benefits of CW is as a reference tool. I posted an example of the stag horn mounted piece a while back, never having seen it before. Mine was cut down, but otherwise ide...
  40. The more I look at this piece, the more I see to love. I like the dimples, but think I like the top more. I wish I could see the colors in person. I have just the place for it!
  41. I have one almost like it that is marked (by the receiver probably) Christmas, 1926. Most of these birds with the red dime mark were made in the 20s and 30s, up until Germany invaded in WWII. After ...
  42. Thanks for the loves everyone. I'm afraid most people that know me would say the "Quackers" ship sailed a long time ago.
  43. Oops, the canister is actually Honeycomb, not Pinwheel.
  44. I don't think you can call it rare, pieces show up with some regularity on auction sites. The form is more uncommon than the pattern. I think flower pots must have been popular and therefore broken ...
  45. Nice find! A great Ditmar Urbach flower pot, which you don't see that often. Informally, this pattern has been called "Pinwheel". Definitely 20s, early 30s, since production in Czechoslovakia ceas...
  46. Thanks for the loves. Although the shade came with the lamp, they were put together later. The shade is glass, and the base Mrazek pottery. Mrazek did not make glass pieces.
  47. Thanks for the loves everyone. I should have mentioned the shade came with the lamp, but did not start out life together. The shade is glass and the lamp base is Mrazek pottery. Mrazek did not make...
  48. Thanks for the input Alfredo. Mn is not a place I usually think of when looking for Czech glass, but the dealer has a good eye. No one else wanted them and they sat in his shop for some time. Gave ...
  49. My favorite thing about CW is enjoying seeing all the great glass, especially yours, but my second favorite thing is helping me identify my glass. I bought this identical vase a couple years ago and ...
  50. What a tragedy for such a unique piece of glass. We've probably all been there, and it is especially sad when it happens to a piece of glass. Pottery can be fixed, unfortunately not glass. You did...
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