Posted 6 years ago
I have a good friend to thank for pointing me to this one. A decor I have not owned before now, Vulcan is a fairly subdued decor, but often applied to unusual forms. This was made in 1903 for E. Bakalowits Söhne of Vienna, and bears the Commission designation of 85/5146. The last photo is from Ricke band II, the musterschnitte. This piece measures 4 3/4" high. The entire piece is UV reactive. On the previous page in the book there is another form similar to this (85/5111) which is a K. Moser design. This one may also be one of his, or the firm took a cue from his design on their own. As Warren has suggested, this particular piece was blown with "optisch" ribs, very subtle but indeed there. Vulcan optic then.