Posted 8 years ago
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