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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Although I'm a big Heckert collector, and have cataloged hundreds of their pieces, I'd never seen this piece before. Although it's not marked, it was offered as having been designed by Max Rade for Heckert. I purchased it because I collect drinking vessels, and I like poppies (plus, I have another poppy piece that I wanted to compare it to - it turned out to not be by the same designer).

    I received the piece today. What an awesome piece it is. The design is of Max Rade quality, although it could easily be attributed to Adolf Heyden Dr. Willy Meitzen, Friedrich Albert Cremer, or Oskar Jummel, as well.

    This Kutrolf (the name assigned to several decanter forms, including this one) measures 16 cm H. (w/o stopper, 20.5 cm w/stopper) x 8.5 cm W. at the base, and weighs 572 gm.

    Stefania Želasko, in her book, 'Fritz Heckert Kunstglas Industrie 1866-1923,' pictures a Kutrolf on p. 49, fig. 13. The Kutrolf pictured appears to have the identical stopper with the imbedded white glass rod twist design, and a blue tip. Likewise, both pieces also have a the same blue enameled lip, as on the tip of the stopper.

    It's interesting to note that Ms. Želasko inserted a clipped image from the ca. 1880 Musterblatt (from the sheet on p. 273) which may be the poppy Kutrolf, to the left of fig. 13 (the second item), but it's difficult to tell as the image quality is poor. Flowers are discernible on the shoulders of the Kutrolf.

    I've posted this under 'bohemian art glass' because there is no German art glass category. Contrary to popular belief, Heckert was never located in Bohemia.

    A nice find.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Wonderful. I'm with you on the poppies and lots of great info provided.
      Welcome to CW and please post more of your Heckert!
    2. Historismus Historismus, 6 years ago

      Thanks! I'll see what I can do about posting more Heckert.
    3. Historismus Historismus, 6 years ago

      I'm with you on that!
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      I thought that this is more of a Danish design , called the kluk kluk jug ?
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
    6. Historismus Historismus, 6 years ago
      For the non-technical term, yes. Nicknamed so for the sound that the poured liquid makes. Also known in Germany as a Gluckerflasche, as well as a Kastrup/Castrup.
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      Thankyou Historismus!!
    8. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
    9. Sammyz Sammyz, 5 years ago
      Fantastic! I am a huge poppy fan and would've snapped this up without knowing who made it!

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