Posted 3 years ago
I was quite keen to get my hands on this and went some distance to get it. It is referenced in Truitt II page 71.
Some have suggested that this may be Ruckl, and it may be, but what I have discovered is somewhat disappointing. I own a few pieces that I regard as being Ruckl and the quality of manufacture is excellent, generally thick substantial glass superbly executed. However this piece is rather 'cheap', don't get me wrong it looks great on the shelf and the colour is fabulous. But the handles and base are painted! This came as a big surprise to me as handles on pieces like this : http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/204973-ruckl-two-handled-coral-shimmy-pfau-vase are solid glass, no paint here on a piece generally regarded as Ruckl.
So maybe these were just a cheap mass produced range, who knows. Still a nice thing despite the paint.