Posted 2 years ago
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.