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    Posted 7 years ago

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    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

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    1. Windwalker, 7 years ago
    2. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 7 years ago
      Gorgeous, Mac! Boy, you and Warren both had very good luck at flea markets this weekend! :)
    3. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 7 years ago
      Riedel basalt glass is as fine as anything I've ever seen. Congratulations on finding one :)
    4. glasfreund glasfreund, 7 years ago
      Basalt glass was popular in the 1890s. I would not exclude the obvious maker: the Rachmann brothers. Riedel made it, Harrach made it, why not Rachmann?
    5. Mac63 Mac63, 7 years ago
      Thanks for checking in folks.

      glasfreund: This is where I am a bit confused. Did Rachman make glass?
    6. ozmarty ozmarty, 7 years ago
      I think Riedel made their own metal work .
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
    8. inky inky, 7 years ago
      I love everything about this vase, the shape, the colour and the wonderful delicate enamelled and almost stylistic flowers...beautiful!....:-)
    9. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 7 years ago the shape!!
    10. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 7 years ago
      Does it feel as great as it looks? The surface is so intriguing to me. It looks like it might be as velvety as my Corso's muzzle. I just love this vase and it is a brand new some thing to me too. So thank you very much for sharing it here.
    11. fran391, 2 years ago
      I've been looking for a "clean" copy of the Bruder Rachmann logo and you obviously have access to the one since you posted it next to the photo of your vase. What was the original source you used for this logo (and does it contain more "maker's marks"?

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