Posted 5 years ago
This bowl came home from the Collector's Fair here in Sydney last month. Tango doesn't come my way that often and I was seduced by the colour : coral, red and orange all in one. The power of Cadmium Sulfide !!!
The addition of cadmium sulfide to the glass mix makes the colours pop ...... and POP is definitely the word!
Around the rim of this large bowl is a black line that defines fourteen lobes! There are fourteen lobes in the bowl at the 2012 TANGO SKLO EXHIBITION that you can see in this link :
It seems that there are different versions of the bowl and there are several examples of it here on CW.
Jitka Lnenickova ... who organised the 2012 Tango Sklo exhibition placed these bowls in the Rückl cabinets.
Which Rückl factory produced these wares I do not know. In the period 1918-1925 there were three factories that were functioning under the Antonin Rückl & Sons name in the towns of Vcelnicka, Skalice and Nizbor. One of these factories specialised in cut and engraved glass ... the skilled workers then became part of an optical glass factory that survived the post WWII period. Descendants of the family revived the works in 1992 and continue the family tradition to this day in Nizbor.
This bowl does not have a foot like a bowl here on CW.
It has a wide ground pontil mark.
Width: 25 cm or 9.85"
Height: 7.5 cm or 2.95"
Depth of crimp: 2.5 cm or .98"
There is no Czechoslovakia mark.