Posted 4 years ago
Releaf decor is something I made up to describe how I think these pieces were made. The piece is clear cased on both sides with a strong Tango base color. The next layer is very thin and bright red with powder-like grains softening the design. So how was the powder design applied? was it poured out like a through a small nozzle? was powder sprinkled through a stencil? was the pattern laid out like a mandala on a table and the glass bubble rolled over it? or was it placed in a metal mold?
The mold would have the design engraved in relief- it could have been sprayed with an oxide and cleaned out to leave the pattern in the grooves. The piece is about 9" by 10" and is very heavy. The maker? Ill take guesses but we know (as certain as we can know) that Ruckl, Kralik, Welz and others all used the powder decor on different kinds glass products