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swfinluv1's loves1311 of 3209My Kurata Glass happy dragonLoetz Blue Opal Medici (PG 2/484) Vase. 7" Tall. Circa 1902
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    Posted 5 years ago

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    And then there were three...

    Contemporary sources at the turn of the 20th century mentioned several decors made by the factory Josef Rindskopf's Söhne, with names such as Granada, Pepita, Persica, and Alhambra. Pepita and Granada (and to a degree, Persica) were very popular with collectors, but it wasn't until June of 1999 that an extraordinary vase came up for sale at Dr. Fischer Auktionshaus in Zwiesel, adorned with factory labels identifying the piece as the previously undocumented Alhambra. That vase, in the same shape as the pair above (but also decorated with handles) was acquired by the Glasmuseum Passau. This was all documented by Robert and Deborah Truitt in the Glass Collector's Digest in January of the following year. (see third photo)

    For the last 16 years, no other examples had surfaced, and it was widely thought that the Passau example could very well be unique. That is, until now. This amazing pair of vases came up for sale at an auction in Germany a couple of months ago, and with great luck, I was able to acquire them. They are made on a cobalt ground, and decorated with various colors of etching ink and highly iridized.

    Thanks to the efforts of Deb Fitzsimmons of and through the gracious courtesy of Peter Höltl at the Glasmuseum Passau, I was able to get a photograph of the original labels affixed to their example. (see last photo)

    I am very pleased to be able to share this incredible find with you.

    Glass Collector's Digest, Jan 2000 "Research Notes", by Robert and Deborah Truitt
    Glasauktion in Zwiesel Samstag, 26.6.1999 (auction catalogue)

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    1. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      OMG, this is such a beautiful RINDSKOPF, and the info annexed, wondefull post Warren.

    2. MALKEY MALKEY, 5 years ago
      the provenance first class & the design so unusual wonderful
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Congratulations to you, Warren. So glad they arrived safely !!!

    4. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Oh wow Warren, what an incredible find! It would be enough owning anything of such rarity, but for them to also be so beautiful... wow! Congrats!!
    5. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 years ago
      Warren, as you already know, I think these vases are amazing, and a very, very special find. I have wanted to see the labels on the Passau piece for years, so thanks to you and to Deb for finally getting a picture and sharing it!
    6. famatta127 famatta127, 5 years ago
      You never cease to amaze me!
    7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      this is gorgeous! where do you get all your treasures?! amazing!
    8. ozmarty ozmarty, 5 years ago
      : ) ..........!!!!!
    9. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      three............................well LOVE, LOVE, and LOVE
    10. Wow22, 5 years ago
      Astonishingly beautiful.
    11. Mac63 Mac63, 5 years ago
      Wow and wow - you r da man!
    12. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 5 years ago
      congratulations Warren
    13. beyemvey beyemvey, 5 years ago
      Congratulations Warren, you've captured a pair of unicorns!
    14. philmac51 philmac51, 5 years ago
      Wow, Wow, Wow, super special well done Warren!!
    15. aura, 5 years ago
      This is so beautiful!!!!

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