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    Posted 5 years ago

    kiwipaul
    (113 items)

    This iridescent blue glass jardiniere (or cache pot) has a pewter frame by the well known maker Friedrich Van Hauten of Bonn, Germany (shield on the right of the serial number in the second pic is the coat of arms for Bonn).

    Van Hauten made ceramic steins in pewter frames, and during the Art Nouveau period (circa 1900 and later) also outsourced their pewter mounts to glass makers like Loetz and Kralik.

    This jardiniere is 5.5in high x 8in diameter. It isn't by Loetz, and is unlikely to be Kralik. As SteveS. points out below the colors and the stretch glass pattern could be by Rindskoff, Poschinger or one of many other Bohemian glass houses from this period.

    It has a strong iridized effect that's hard to capture in a pic, it's best seen in the pictures of the base.

    Once the blue glass is back illuminated the iridescent effect almost disappears, but that blue background color is very attractive in itself, especially when it's in a window illuminated by sunlight.

    Still open to advice from anyone who can tentatively or definitively identify the glass maker.

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    Comments

    1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 5 years ago
      Gorgeous piece!!!
    2. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 5 years ago
      such beauty!!
    3. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Lovely glass and the mount is just fantastic - and so you!
    4. LoetzBuddies LoetzBuddies, 5 years ago
      Not Loetz.
      Post it in Bohemian Glass Section.
    5. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Knowing nothing about Bohemian art glass and hoping to learn, it would be great to explain why it is not what the poster think it is ;-)
    6. surfdub66 surfdub66, 5 years ago
      AWSOME !!;-)
    7. nikykim, 5 years ago
      What a stunning piece!
    8. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 5 years ago
      Hi kyratango, I'm not a glass-guy, my glass pieces were picked up along the way with all my other eclectic collecting, but here's my understanding of why this is Kralik Bohemian glass rather than Loetz Bohemian glass.

      Loetz production has been obsessively studied and cataloged to the point where almost all decor and shapes have been identified. The definitive source is now loetz.com, which concentrates the cumulative contributions of many dedicated specialists.

      Working from that definitive source, the shape and decor of this jardiniere is not Loetz. However it has been said elsewhere that Van Hauten pewter mounts were used on both Loetz and Kralik, so by deduction I guess this is Kralik.

      My question posed above was: "I'm not sure what the decor would be called, interested to hear opinions".

      Still keen to get an answer to this unsolved mystery.
    9. SteveS SteveS, 5 years ago
      Hi Paul
      Is a pretty piece ... The best answer you may get is that it remains a mystery as does much of the History of the Smaller Bohemian Glass makers of the 19th Century !

      Think you may be being a little optimistic in your interpretation of some of the things you see here ... if you could make the following modifications it would be less misleading to other readers (please feel free to delete this when you are done)

      Para 2 ... point where 5-10% of decors and shapes ... The most current source is ... dedicated enthusiasts.

      Para 3 With reference to this source ... jardiniere could not be identified.

      Best to use descriptive terms - "Iridescent Blue Jardiniere with Van Hauten Pewter Mount"

      The colors and the Stretch glass pattern ? Rindskoff ? Poschinger ? Other
      p.s. You also have several hundred other Bohemian glass houses from this period
    10. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thanks Steve for enlight on the hard matter of art glass :-)

      Paul, may I ask your advice on my last post (arts and crafts stick pin)?
    11. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 5 years ago
      Thanks Steve, have updated the description based on your advice, and will let the comments stand, I think the dialogue back and forth is useful to people and helps with the learning process.
    12. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      One word, stunning.
    13. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      < .....DROOLING......Stunning .... >

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