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Malachite Glass "Bacchantes" Figural Deco Vase

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Bohemian Art Glass1843 of 5954HECKERT CHINE ? IN COBALT BLUE Kralik Art Nouveau Crackle Bowl, Circa 1920
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    Posted 3 years ago

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    This green malachite glass vase approaches 10" tall and is about 5" in diameter at the widest. It was mold blown with a ground base. Six nymphs or "Graces" dance around the circumference. The classical inspirations of this theme derive, I believe , from the "three graces" as depicted in Roman art. At the height of the Art Deco era, Lalique depicted the Bacchantes on his beautiful crystal beginning in 1927.

    I believe this vase was made in Bohemia c. 1930 - 1960 despite the fact that some enterprising and devious person etched R. LALIQUE FRANCE on the base - still, it is a nice design and predates the ones of a different design attributed to Hoffman that one commonly finds in online auctions, and which are still being made using the original molds. I knew this was not Lalique when I bought it and I paid a fair price for what I considered an interesting example of mis-marked art glass. As always - CAVEAT EMPTOR.


    1. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 years ago
      This piece is so perfectly Art Deco - even the malachite color! Thanks so much for sharing it!
    2. verretcheque verretcheque, 3 years ago
      Frantisek Pazourek design for Heinrich Hoffmann/Curt Schlevogt circa 1932. Modern copies also known from 3 Czech companies, Desna, Schubert Cristal and Frantisek Halama.
    3. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thank you olebodie - a nice deco object despite the markings and quite a bit more affordable than actual period Lalique vases.
    4. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the kind comments as always Michelle!
    5. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Great information - Thank you verretcheque!
    6. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Also thanks to Alan, Blunderbuss, Freiheit, AdeleC, Vetraio, Efesgirl, Ian, Ho2cultcha, & Maritka!
    7. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      a dramatic curvaceous piece Bob
    8. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thank you Malkey!
    9. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Gorgeous indeed, and if a derivation it is a great one!
    10. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Appreciate the good thoughts kyratango, surfdub, Rick, & Racer! - Regards, Bob
    11. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Appreciate the kind thoughts LovelyPat!

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