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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Though I originally thought this was perhaps Loetz Creta Chine, some knowledgeable folks opined that the piece is actually by Kralik in a variation on Martelé. Now, all I will say is that it is difficult to attribute the maker with certainty... regardless, it is a nice little vase. It stands 8" tall and is approximately 3" in diameter at the widest. The green base glass has a colorful metallic oxide iridescence. The surface has a threaded texture producing high and low points that catch the light. There is no pontil mark on the base indicating that it was blown from the top. I suspect there is a ground rim under the sterling collar. The collar itself bears British hallmarks indicating that it was added in London, 1922. The maker's mark is the later mark of John Grinsell & Sons. There are no markings to the glass itself, so perhaps that was imported before the laws requiring the marking of imported glass - at any rate, the glass had to be made no later than 1922.

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    1. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      Going by your close ups I think this is a type of 'Martelé' which includes random spaces larger than the rest so that it's not a true 'Martelé', that's to say not a true Hammered. There was some discussion about this a while ago.

      See two examples here,
    2. MALKEY MALKEY, 5 years ago
      love the shape & all the facets hitting light at every angle first class & the silver on the rim the cherry on the cake Bob
    3. beyemvey beyemvey, 5 years ago
      Ah - thank you Malkey! It is nice to have the hallmarks!
    4. beyemvey beyemvey, 5 years ago
      Thanks sklo - interesting discussion on your link... perhaps Rindskopf makes sense. I have other pieces with hallmarked collars that are definitely Rindskopf if differing decors and shapes. Rindskopf also had offices in the UK, so perhaps they could get around the need for import marks? As you say, not something one would classically consider to be 'Martelé' .
    5. beyemvey beyemvey, 5 years ago
      Edited title & description - thanks sklo!
    6. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      The earliest law, for goods coming into England, was that the crate had to be marked with the country of origin, but not the individual item. I don't remember the date of the law 1922.....I guess no law or crate only.
    7. welzebub, 5 years ago
      In regards to Rindskopf as a suggestion of maker, my only issue with that is that the décor is seen on some ground colors otherwise not associated with Rindskopf production. The same colors are ones not regularly associated with Kralik production either.

      In regards to import laws regarding country of origin marking for the UK, It is my understanding that they were put in place around the turn of the century, not too long after the US started requiring it on individual items.
    8. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      I love the shape and texture of your vase Bob! It also has great iridescence!
    9. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 years ago
      Bob, I love this piece, but I agree with Craig and have to personally go with not Kralik or Rindskopf on these as well. Other colors I have seen in this pattern are an unusual dusty rose, and a sort of dusky periwinkle. I have a file of images of these that I have been adding to over the last year or two. If you'd like to see them, I'd be happy to email some to you.
    10. beyemvey beyemvey, 5 years ago
      Edited article again just a bit - Thanks for the excellent input as always Rick & Michelle!

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