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    Posted 8 years ago

    jericho
    (233 items)

    I have looked at these pieces from Czechoslovakia cir. 1930 and have not been able to categorize them other than Czechoslovakia 1918-1938 glass. The reason these pieces are still an enigma is that they cannot be matched by decor or shape to any specific company. The (football) mark is found on many kind of decors and shapes.

    With the decor what makes it different from the others is in the details of the making. There is a royal blue tango base with a layer of crystal between the "liquid" applied glass that can roll up-down and around. Then it is (ruffled) with a rake or mold to create with a zig-zag pattern in places... then it is covered in a crystal layer; 5 Layers of glass!

    here are my observations as to how other manufacturers made similar pieces....(but none can replicate the royal blue tango)

    1. Kralik: No base color is used- just a gathering of different colored glass with that can be partly translucent then the piece is ruffled; it is cold acid washed for a satin finish

    2. Rindskopf: Clear colored base (or tango) with confetti applied in a tornado pastern that is then ruffled to show much more transparency. the piece is acid treated hot to create a satin flashed finish; metal collar may be applied later

    Welz: Usually red or white base is applied with a tornado pattern of confetti, the piece is then ruffled and cased in crystal

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    1. jagsrock95 jagsrock95, 8 years ago
      Great post Jericho...Love all the different shapes...I want them all!!
    2. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Fabulous stuff!..love this decor, wonderful to see in the different shapes...:-)
    3. fishiowa fishiowa, 8 years ago
      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" mark. To me it looks like (especially on this piece) that the colored bands were made and then laid on the base piece.
    4. jericho jericho, 8 years ago
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/86932-pink-confetti

      yes the same shapes and the same (football) mark

      great piece, i remember the piece, it was complex with confetti and in the same shape as this one and the mint green one I have. the applied multicolored glass may indeed be rods held together like spaghetti but they would have to be at least molten to produce a "liquid" application like this.
    5. fishiowa fishiowa, 8 years ago
      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 a lot harder, but the outer surface is so smooth while on mine the inner surface has a slight texture to it. Or, were the outer layers applied and the piece put into a mold to maintain the smooth surface and shape? The more I think about how these were made, the more remarkable I think the craftsmanship is.
    6. jericho jericho, 8 years ago
      David-"Or, were the outer layers applied and the piece put into a mold to maintain the smooth surface and shape?"

      that second part was more correct- you have a very good question in regards to the surface: why are some pieces smooth and some pieces left so you can feel the decoration that was applied? I believe it is as simple as some workers are better than others with smoothing the surface: a little more time in the furnace or a few more turns spinning them in a mold. In some cases the artist wanted you to feel the threads or decor- it add a dimension to the beauty. Thanx!
    7. kralik1928 kralik1928, 6 years ago
      Thank you, yes this thick gooped-on color with ruffled pattern is super interesting to me. Shape studies do help; I have seen red, yellow, green and cobalt as other colors. Any other base colors come to mind?

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