Posted 6 years ago
Recently Warren posted a 'Crocus' vase on CW assigning it to Rindskopf or to Pallme-Koenig in the Teplice area. This post might help to clarify the assignment of this decor. Usually shape is not a unique descriptor to be used for assignment of an item to a specific producer, but if the shape is very significant, it might be of greater help. In this post all vases have nearly the same, rare shape. The 1.st is a vase shows the 'Crocus' decor in question, the next two vases are - by decor - definitely made by Heckert and also the 'Streifen+Flecken' decor of the 4.th vase is known to be made by Heckert, too. In addition, there exist similarly shaped vases made by Heckert. So, putting these observations together, the 'Crocus' decor might have been produced by Fritz Heckert in Petersdorf, Silesia. I would be in favor of this assignment (though Kralik might still be an option by comparing only vases 1 and 4), especially as there is no Rindskopf nor any Pallme-Koenig vase of this shape known up to now. Finally, all photos are not by the author, but are taken from ebay or other auctions, thanks to the unknown owners, without their Kind contributions this post would not have been possible.