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Moser signed Rubin crystal vase, ca. 1920

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    Posted 5 years ago

    bohemiangl…
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    Ludwig Moser's son Leo became the director of the Moser glassworks from 1908 until 1932, and it was during this time that these types of broad facet cut pieces in colored crystal, sometimes adorned with oroplastic decoration and/or deep intaglio carving, were introduced. By the mid-1920s, these were a characteristic feature of Moser production.*

    This piece is a deep-red colored glass called "rubin", and it is absent any further ornamentation - in this case, the glass (and its design) do all the talking. The signature was used from 1911-1938.

    Note to all you online glass sellers out there - please, do yourselves a favor, and never photograph this type of glass on a colored background - it is nearly impossible for the true color of the glass to come through, and I guarantee that will hurt the price you will get.

    A couple of years ago, I posted a vase in this same shape with the same signature, in a slightly larger size, with an oroplastic band encircling the vase near the top (see last photo for a comparison).

    *source: Moser, 1857-1997, by Jan Mergl and Lenka Pankova, published by the firm.

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Well . looks like warren is the man of the month!!!! Stunning and very jealous here:) Congrats Wareen on a stunning vase ;+)
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Warren !! sorry typo :)
    3. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 5 years ago
      Thanks, Sean - this color is hard to photograph, but in hand, it is really amazing.
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Your very welcome Warren :) I bet it is amazing in the hands and looks very very smooth as well. :)
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      I would have loved to photograph this!!!
    6. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 5 years ago
      Warren, very nice piece!
    7. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      Wow! Fabulous vase Warren. And so beautifully SIGNED, no doubt here who made it :)
    8. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 5 years ago
      Yes Warren it seems so heavy, so cold and so smooth.... I love all these characteristcs of MOSER GLASS from that era.
    9. JennLista, 5 years ago
      Hi There, I think I have a similar piece. It's been in my family for a very long time and I'm trying to get more information about the piece.
      Mine is the same dark red with facets, and the same signature. The only difference is my piece is oval. I'd love to post a picture and read comments about it.
    10. JennLista, 5 years ago
      I just looked at the picture and mine and they are the same. What have I stumbled on too? Help please!
    11. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 5 years ago
      Hi - if you would like to email photos of your piece, I would be happy to take a look. Send to wgallejr@comcast.net

      Thanks
    12. JennLista, 5 years ago
      Hi! I would love it! I'll send photos this evening - thank you very much!

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