Posted 5 years ago
An earlier post by Alfredo (http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/204299-pallme-konig-green-vase-identified-by) presented an interesting decor attributed to Pallme-König & Habel (Elisabethhütte). It shows red threads on a darker green ground. The shape is know for PK vases, as the post proofs.
It is a tricky vase though, as the same shape was produced by Poschinger Buchenau. Therefore, the shape alone will not tell us the maker. But there is a difference between PK and Poschinger examining the threads. At a closer look the PK threads are veined (ruby red with clear glass). Poschinger threads are colored throughout and cased by colorless glass. The latter is an easy to check feature of Poschinger threads. The reason to encase the red threads is to let them look more colorful and brilliant.
The first picture shows a PK vase with veined threads. Compare the bottom (second picture) with Alfredo's vase for the difference.
The third image shows a Poschinger vase with red threads an green ground. (This shape is known with a number of different Poschinger decors.) These threads are cases in colorless glass.
The last picture again presents a Poschinger vase with the more common dark ground and red threadings. Here again the red threads are encased in colorless glass.
The Pallme-König decor with ruby red threads on green glass was named "Koryntha". A name for the similar Poschinger decor is not yet identified.