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Bohemian Art Glass2839 of 6463Novy Bor Crystalex Borocrystal Vase, Circa 60s-70sFWK labelled Franz Welz Klostergrab biscuit barrel
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    Posted 5 years ago

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    I discovered Tango Glass and CW at about the same time. I found a yellow version of this jug on CW, at that time, and was smitten. About two years later I bought an orange version, only for it to arrive broken! Another two years on I find this one so you can imagine my delight when it came out of the carton whole. Furthermore more the only marks on it are wear to the base.

    The rim has three lobes with a cobalt rim, then a cobalt trail. The trail/thread is unbroken and in image four you can see it ending in what looks hardly thicker than a hair.

    The yellow handle is made of yellow speckles on clear glass. Also the handle looks to be hollow, though I doubt that's possible. It isn't possible, read welzebub below.

    Height 24 cm./9.5 inches

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    1. welzebub, 5 years ago
      I find these jugs to be interesting production. I have a question. I am curious if the base of this has a pontil mark at all?

      The handle appears hollow as the handle itself is clear glass (the cheapest to use) and the yellow is an applied surface decor over the clear. This gives the appearance of a hollow handle when you look at it.
    2. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      No pontil of any type, and thanks for the explanation on the handle.
    3. philmac51 philmac51, 5 years ago
      I fell in love with this when I saw it - firefox let me down at the last minute - I've been cursing my bad luck ever since - well done Peggy!! absolutely beautiful, and I just adore that yellow handle.
    4. welzebub, 5 years ago
      These styles of pieces are seen both with and without pontil marks on them. That is why I asked. There are not many companies known to have used gadgets for this type of production (hot worked rims) without pontil marks. The common attribution we see claimed for most of these is Kralik and/or Rückl now. Neither of those companies has ever been shown to produce glass using gadgets / snap tools. That fact, at least to me, leaves open the door to an alternative attribution for some of this production.

      This is in no way a suggestion of maker, just an observation I have made over the years that I find interesting. I have seen and handled both styles of production.... with and without pontil marks.
    5. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Commiserations, Phil, if that is indeed your name. A fellow collector once said to me, "If you've seen it once you'll see it again".......
    6. philmac51 philmac51, 5 years ago
      Wise words and very true, and yes that is my name.
      I assume you asked the seller to keep the other two vases rather than pack them up with the 'good one'?
    7. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 5 years ago
      Love it, Peggy, and once again, another invisible thread ties our collections together!
    8. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Craig, I feel that the quality of the red glass is poor, which would tie in with a penny pinching way of achieving a yellow handle. On the other hand the laying on of the thread below the rim suggests a very skilled craftsman!
    9. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Phil, I did indeed ask to receive only the jug. If it's any consolation I was expecting to pay much more. I love these Italian glass purchases!
    10. philmac51 philmac51, 5 years ago
      Me too Peggy, they're the best buys aren't they?
    11. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Ian, if you were ever teleported to my house you would open the front door and immediately feel at home.
    12. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Phil, Indeed lol
    13. Ivonne Ivonne, 5 years ago
      Mix of shapes ,colours and decoration and yet they combine seamlessly and create a coherent and graceful unity.Eye - catching!
    14. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Love your comment, Ivonne, thank you. My brightest tango yet.
    15. kralik1928 kralik1928, 5 years ago
      I love this type of three color tango
    16. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      colorful and beautiful!!!!!!!!!!
    17. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Me too, Jericho, but they're not often seen here.
    18. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Sean, thank you, I'd have to agree with you.....
    19. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 years ago
      How cheerful this is! I love it - it would be so fun to have on a table for a Sunday brunch!
    20. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Tango is the one style of Bohemian glass I see here more often than others and I really like it too.
      This one is really quite unusual and very attractive Peggy. Happy it arrived safely!
    21. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Michelle, it is actually displayed in the dining room, but that may be as near as it ever gets to being used on the table......
    22. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Karen, I find it interesting that you see a fair amount of Tango glass and wonder whether it arrived directly from CZ or with the mass immigration encouraged by Australian governments of the sixties. It's certainly not in great supply here.

      And you read the back story......thanks.
    23. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      A big thank you to everyone for the loves :)
    24. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 5 years ago
      Yes rich in so many ways
      You've scored big time here you lucky thing.
    25. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 5 years ago
      I've done a bit of research on that re the Australian question and will email my findings . I have shared some of my thoughts under my orange spatter pair too. On iPhone so will send later ;)
    26. welzebub, 5 years ago
      There are records in the US Congressional hearings regarding a London firm that was exporting Czech glass to the US, as well as to Australia as early as the mid 1880's. It is my understanding that company was in business until the early 1930's, so the appearance of Tango style glass in Australia is not surprising. The firm name was Lazarus & Rosenfeld. The US extension of the company was Lehmann, Lazarus & Rosenfeld, which included an American based partner.
    27. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Thank you, Anne, I'd thought you might like this one :)
    28. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      More information, welzebub, thank you!
    29. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Peggy, this is such a lovely piece of glass again.

    30. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much, Alan, I do appreciate that.
    31. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 5 years ago
      Thank you. You know me too well. My research took me to Adelaide where the great migration of German families did most of the importing of not just their own collections but subsequent importation of many other producers.
      The most interesting of uranium producers, the British Davidson family not only imported their own items which they created but also many other styles by other manufacturers.. It was a fascinating development of importation that the brothers created but very sad that it came to pass like so many producers :(
      Speak soon. I'll pop my email over later in the day . I must sleep :)
    32. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      Great post and comments Peggy. I know very little about Tango glass. I think the vase is stunning and it's been fascinating reading of how it was made 'on the cheap. Sorry to say this, if Phils reading, a seller once told me 'they'll be another one'' after I missed an auction, that was nearly two years ago & im still looking:(
    33. philmac51 philmac51, 5 years ago
      I'll keep that in mind Fran!! ;)
    34. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 5 years ago
      oh and for me Peggy it screams Italian...
    35. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      I do appreciate all the loves, everyone. Thank you,

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