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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Rindskopf vases with enamel decoration are quite unusual to find, and I have been hoping to add one to my collection for a long time. As soon as I came across this vase, I knew I would do whatever I could to make sure it was mine! :) This example has quite a three dimensional ochre-colored enamel that is then accented around the edges with gold gilt; the rim is also finished in gold. I really love the swirling sun-like feel of the flowers. The vase is an opaque marbled deep red glass and stands 8.25in tall (21cm); I have a smaller vase by Rindskopf in this same type of glass.

    I have hesitated a few weeks to post this vase, since I have had such a hard time getting pictures of it that I feel do the enamel work justice – it has been so hard to photograph and to get it to look as beautiful as it does in person. I hope these pictures give some idea of it.

    Many people may not know that Rindskopf did all sorts of work in-house – not just the making of the glass itself. Here is a very interesting description of their work, taken from an article in Pressglas-Korrespondenz 2003-4 titled ”Glassworks Josef Rindskopf at Kosten Revealed” by Glen & Steve Thistlewood:

    “…Initially, at Dux [one of Rindskopf’s factories near Teplice, opened in 1891], much of the output was coloured blanks that were sent to glass refineries in Haida (Nový Bor) to be finished off (decorated, etched, painted etc). Within a year or so, however, all Rindskopf's glass was finished off at their own factories. At Dux, new equipment was installed so that etching, painting, sandblasting and so on, could all be carried out on the spot. Iridescent Art Glass, as well as Crackle Glass and Frosted items ("eisglas") were made at Dux.”

    Based on this information, I feel the vase could very likely have been decorated by Rindskopf themselves, and not necessarily by an outside refiner.

    I hope you enjoy this vase as much as I do!

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    1. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      What a stunning colour & I love the simple design. Thank you for the show
    2. sklo42 sklo42, 6 years ago
      So, so beautiful, Michelle. The shading in the background gives wonderful depth and movement!
    3. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Just gorgeous Michelle. Well acquired!
    4. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 years ago
      Zowie, thank you for taking a look! :)
    5. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 years ago
      Peggy, thank you! I am so glad you like it! It is one of my new favorites. :)
    6. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 years ago
      racer4racer, thanks so much for your kind comment!
    7. Mac63 Mac63, 6 years ago
      Hey Michelle you are becoming the resident Rindskopf collector/expert - another nice find for your collection. Well done!
    8. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 years ago
      Hi Mac, you are too kind! I am glad you like it! You have quite a few really beautiful Rindskopfs in your collection, too - your pictures of them really do them justice, and I could look at them over and over. I thought of you while trying to photograph mine, and couldn't even come close to what you do! :)
    9. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      wonderful post and vase.
      Have you seen mine?
    10. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 years ago
      Hi kivatinitz, thank you very much! I have seen your vase - it is lovely. I have never seen that particular shape before in a vase by Rindskopf, so I am hesitant to say it is by them. Also, the marbling effect is a little bit different than on my vases - it seems to be missing the deepest red tone. A few other companies made marbled vases in a similar type of red glass, so I would also consider Riedel, Egermann and even Harrach as possibilities for a maker of your vase, too. But whoever made it, it is a nice one! :)
    11. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 6 years ago
      Wonderful, Michelle, and amazing photos. I am sure there is no beating it "in the flesh", as it were.
    12. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Oh wow Michelle... What a stunner! The color and enamel work are spectacular!!!
    13. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 years ago
      Ian, thanks so much! :)
    14. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 years ago
      Thanks very much, Rick. I am glad you like it! :)
    15. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Michelle, another wonderful Rindskopf , quite unusual for sure, spectacular.

    16. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 years ago
      Alan, thank you! :)
    17. inky inky, 6 years ago
      Just stunning..I think it would be my favourite as well! ..:-)
    18. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 years ago
      Inky, thanks so much - I am so glad you like it! :)

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