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Bohemian Art Glass2260 of 6432Kralik Marquetry VaseThe wait is over,Rindskopf Corrugated, Circa 1900(UPDATE)
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    Posted 4 years ago

    IronLace
    (648 items)

    This was my first piece of Peloton glass, purchased over 20 years ago. At the time, I didn't know what it was, just that it was a very unusual & interesting piece of glass...the fact that it was a 50% off bargain found in a shop which was closing down made it even more irresistible.
    I had just started university & had a day with a long break of several hours between lectures, so I often went on shopping expeditions to fill in the time, & this vase was the result of one of those days.
    A few months later I found a book in the library titled "Decorative Victorian Glass" & saw an example of Peloton glass illustrated in it, so now I knew what I had. And of course, that I wanted to find more!
    This vase is made from cased glass, clear over white, with threads in pastel shades of pink, blue & yellow. It measures 25 cm tall, 10 cm across the base & 12 cm wide including the arms. The base is clear glass with an embossed pattern, & there are two clear arms that would have originally held matching baskets. I would dearly love to find the matching baskets, but after 20 years I'm still waiting!
    I guess this is Bohemian, but no idea of maker. Out of all the Peloton glass I have, the thread colours on this piece are subtly different to any others - the pale cobalt blue & very pale lemon yellow are quite distinctive.

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    Comments

    1. EZa EZa, 4 years ago
      I would love to see what hung from those hooks:) Beautiful Peloton Thorn Vases: I'm a Fan!
    2. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Many thanks, EZa!
      I have a thorn vase in pale green glass which has the two small baskets attached - will get a photo posted in the near future.
    3. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      The vase seems to be shrugging......no baskets, don't blame me!
    4. welzebub, 4 years ago
      Although not a rule I use as hard and fast for attributions, for a direction to search, my experience in general is that the vast majority of Bohemian/Czech tube or stick vases have ground and polished rims, and the English versions generally have a fire polished rim such as this and your other Peleton example.

      Longer hook arms such as these generally had small "cups" or "baskets" that hung from them, where hooks on, or much closer to the body of the tube itself were generally for glass chains as part of a garniture set for a table/mantle arrangement.

      Nice example.
    5. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Hi sklo42, I can totally see that - it's saying "Baskets? What baskets? It was like this when I got here..." :-)
      That is very interesting food for thought, welzebub! I've read various opinions about fire polished vs. ground & polished rims... & most of my Peloton items would probably have fire polished rims. There are a few with the ground & polished finish, & included in those are the ones with a single thread colour - which I have previously seen attributed to Harrach.
      There will be a lot more Peloton in all its various forms to come, so it will be fascinating to hear what people have to say...it may be that certain distinctive shapes could occur in other known decors, so that could also help solve the mystery around Peloton glass.
    6. welzebub, 4 years ago
      The ground vs fire polished rims I refer to are in relationship to the tube or stick vases only. Both English and Bohemian companies made both styles of rims in a wide variety of production.

      Here is an example of hanging baskets on a stick vase.

      http://www.kralik-glass.com/images/HangingBaskets.jpg
    7. EZa EZa, 4 years ago
      Thank You Welzebub, nice example:)

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