Posted 7 years ago
I spent the weekend hitting local flea markets and scored three nice pieces.
# 1, here is an example decorated Basalt glass by Riedel. What is amazing is it still had a paper label. It stands 7” tall.
This is usually something I would pass by but when I saw the markings I was intrigued. Thanks to Alisa, Warren and Volkmar for the help on this one.
The label is Bruder Rachmann
Note from Warren: the vase does look like it's possibly been attached to something in the past. One of the Rachmann brothers was a metal smith by trade, which is why you sometimes see Rachmann pieces with metal overlay or mounts. So the idea would be that Riedel made the vase, then sent it over to Rachmann for further refining, ie metal fitting.
I found this link – where Bruder Rachmann exhibited at the Tasmanian International Exhibition 1891-92