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Knizek/Boudnik "Pandora" Glass. Circa 1900-1910

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Midnight1208's loves1012 of 1029PAPILLON BUTTERFLY VASESLoetz "Crete Chiné" vase with gilt metal mounts. 12.5" tall. Circa 1897.
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    Posted 5 years ago

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    A couple of very hard to find Josef Knizek pieces of glass called "Pandora" Glass, designed by Maximilian Boudnik at the Antonienhütte glass factory at Ullersdorf (near Teplitz). Circa 1900-1910. An interesting technique of colorless glass covered with metallic reduced enamels in earth tones designed to resemble ancient pieces of Roman glass. This technique was created by Maximilian Boudnik. They have a fire polished rim with a ground and polished pontil. Both pieces are approximately 5" tall.

    For reference, photo #4 shows a massive vase (10" tall) that is often mistaken for Knizek glass. At first I thought it is modern production by Tadeusz Wrzesniak Glassworks of Poland called "Mimosa" glass, but Warren Gallé pointed out that the shape was Poschinger. The production of both glasses is very similar to Knizek. This piece has a cut rim and no pontil.

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    1. LovelyPat LovelyPat, 5 years ago
      These are both nice , the handle pitcher and vase ( love ) have an "old " look to them with the colors chosen for making these pieces . Thanks for sharing
    2. MaryGregoryGuy MaryGregoryGuy, 5 years ago
      Thank you, LovelyPat!
    3. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Incredible and surely rare. Congratulations on these!

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