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    Posted 10 years ago

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    I found this at an antiques fair and have never seen anything like it. I think it may be European depression glass. It's 10" high with a polished pontil. A really beautiful piece.

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    1. cactuscorner cactuscorner, 10 years ago
      very unique - I love it!
    2. AmberRose AmberRose, 10 years ago
      Now you have a mission to hunt for the whole set!
    3. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 10 years ago
      It looks great susie, never seen anything like it either
    4. fixitjmc fixitjmc, 10 years ago
      I once saw something in a similar design, a split candy dish. As I recall, it had a label that said some crystal made in Germany. Sorry I can't recall the name!
    5. Susied, 10 years ago
      I assumed it was pressed glass but it could definitely be crystal. It's certainly heavy enough. Thanks for the clues.
    6. verretcheque verretcheque, 8 years ago
      Josef Inwald, Czechoslovakia, from the "Sphinx" service, designed by Rudolf Schrötter, and made at Inwald's Rudolfova works. Possibly decorated off-works. It is pressed glass.
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 8 years ago
      What a find!!! Gorgeous.
    8. Susied, 8 years ago
      Thank you, verretcheque! I've been regularly searching and had been unsuccessful so I'm beyond thrilled for your information!
    9. Susied, 8 years ago
      verretcheque - Where did you find this information? Do you know of a glass guide or resource website? I'd like to get more background info on the piece. Thanks again for posting!
    10. TallCakes TallCakes, 8 years ago
      link with catalog cut:
    11. Gillian, 8 years ago
      Indeed, it's gorgeous (read "I'm jealous"). There are many, many resources out there to learn about different glassware in general, and particular makers and patterns.
      CW itself has a wealth of information.
      If you scroll down to the bottom of this page, there are some other places to visit. One click leads to another site, and another site etc. I love reading about pieces I've collected. Anyway, I'm writing a novel here.
      Have fun.
    12. verretcheque verretcheque, 8 years ago
      Markhbeinn catalogue,
      I believe CW members such as sklo42, and AGalwithGlass could advise on a book dealing with Schrötter, Rudolfova, and Czech pressed glass.
    13. Gillian, 8 years ago
      Me again. I really don't want to mislead you -'s a very good plan to do a google search on the specific name(s) that verretcheque has passed along. Also czech pressed glass, CW has some info too.
      Thanks for reading.
    14. Gillian, 8 years ago
      Oh my - I should have waited for verretcheque to reply. His/her help is really all you need. My apologies.
    15. verretcheque verretcheque, 8 years ago
      je suis pas égoïste, moi :) :)
      No problem, Gillian.
      As my mum once said, "Knowledge is not a weapon, but a tool to advance the lives of others. Share it"
    16. verretcheque verretcheque, 8 years ago
      Just like money, you can't take it with you. :D :D
    17. Gillian, 8 years ago
      verretcheque - Merci! You are very gracious.
    18. sklo42 sklo42, 8 years ago
      @12 I read your message, verretcheque. Unfortunately I have only two books on Czech pressed glass, one is yours and the other I wouldn't recommend. And nothing on individual designers or factories. Pardon!
    19. Susied, 8 years ago
      Thank you all for your insight and kind (& entertaining) comments. These are great resources, even if few, and leading me down a new path for collecting. I love this glass!
      Verretcheque - what is your book and is it available in English?!
    20. verretcheque verretcheque, 8 years ago
      Sklo Union
      Art Before Industry: 20th Century Czech Pressed Glass.
      English language.
      ISBN 978-0-9560623-0-7

      Thanks, sklo42.


    21. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 8 years ago
      Argentina glass fabirc export lots of this sphinx motif of Inwald, most of all in a soft carnival decor or in pink. I have several. Also I have seen newer ones in blue and gold.
    22. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 8 years ago
      here some literature in English
    23. sklo42 sklo42, 8 years ago
      @19, Susied, the book is in English, it comes with a disc of factory catalogues, and I found it's photographs and information invaluable. Obviously no one book could be exhaustive.
    24. verretcheque verretcheque, 8 years ago
      All thanks to Loumanal, if he/she had not loved this, I would not have seen it. So thank you, Loumanal
    25. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 8 years ago

      here is all the information, probably done in my country Argentina the pattern is Decorama
    26. Susied, 8 years ago
      Kivatinitz - It's probably the Czech version based on the shape and color but definitely Decorama. What I can't figure out is the color combo which is not irridescent.

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