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Knizek "Pandora Glass" by Maximilian Boudnik. Circa 1900-1910

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    Posted 7 years ago

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    3 new additions to my "Pandora Glass" collection. Pandora Glass was produced by Josef Knizek and designed by Maximilian Boudnik at the Antonienhütte glass factory at Ullersdorf (near Teplitz). Circa 1900-1910.

    If you're not familiar with this type of glass, it is 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.

    Photo #1: Shows my entire collection to date.
    Photo #2: Thin necked vase. measuring 8.25" tall. 2.75" across base. 4" across widest width. Fire polished rim with a ground and polished pontil.
    Photo #3: Bulbous vase measuring 7" Tall. 3.5 across base. 5" across widest width. Fire polished rim with a ground and polished pontil.
    Photo #4: Ovoid vase measuring 8.25" tall. 2.5" across base. 4.75" across widest width. Cut rim with no pontil.

    I will also note, as I did in a previous post, that there are similar pieces of glass often mistaken for Knizek glass — most notedly, modern productions by Tadeusz Wrzesniak Glassworks of Poland called "Mimosa" glass. Very little documentation is available about either Pandora or Mimosa glass.

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    1. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 7 years ago
    2. fionablack fionablack, 7 years ago
      There Gorgeous!!!!!
    3. LoetzDance LoetzDance, 7 years ago
      Very nice collection. I would love to learn the differences between the two types - Pandora and Mimosa and what to look for to detect the differences.
    4. Ivonne Ivonne, 7 years ago
      When I was looking for any documentation about Mimosa glass in Piotrkow Trybunalski,where it used to be produced in Hortensja glassworks,I was told by an antique dealer that the difference is visible in vases most.Czech vases had a pontil while Polish didn't because they were made in moulds.I can't confirm or deny because I've never had in hand Czech vases.
    5. philmac51 philmac51, 6 years ago
      I wonder if you could your 4th picture, the Ovoid vase, are you happy with the attribution that it is indeed Knizek??
      The reason I'm asking is that I am looking at buying a very similar shaped vase in this decor - I wont mind if I get it at a good price whether it is or isn't, but I just wonder, as this vase is very different from the others - no pontil and cut rim?

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