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    Posted 4 years ago

    sklo42
    (802 items)

    As I mentioned elsewhere I came across this in a local antique shop. It's one of the décors shown on a Ruckl catalogue page reproduced in Truitt II. It's satin glass and of a good size. The glimpse of blue in image four tells that the black is actually cobalt blue.

    Not marked of course, this is the UK after all!

    Height 20.5 cm./8 inches

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    Comments

    1. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      I've not seen much of this glass in Australia - the satin finish combined with spatter is very attractive!
    2. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      If I remember correctly Ruckl was producing art glass for about two decades, a much shorter period than the other Bohemian companies......which may explain it.
    3. Ivonne Ivonne, 4 years ago
      In fact,the 'black' is cobalt blue,very dark and this is visible on the surface in a full light.I've just checked my ball vase .
    4. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Hi Ivonne, yes and you can just see that in image four.... Your ball vase is lovely btw !
    5. philmac51 philmac51, 4 years ago
      I'm glad you posted this Peggy as it is similar to mine (in shape) which I am still convinced is Ruckl:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/214120-czech-vase-possibly-ruckl-decor-708-vas
    6. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      What strikes me about your vase is the polished pontil. Apart from Kralik Tango bowls you hardly see them.......
    7. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Phil, I was referring only to Czech Art Deco pieces.
    8. philmac51 philmac51, 4 years ago
      Yes - I understand and agree the pontil and polished rim are unusual, but actually I have a handled Ruckl satin vase in the same décor as yours here and that has a polished pontil and a black 'piped' rim, like you see on Welz pieces - anyway, I'm still pretty sure it's Ruckl.
    9. philmac51 philmac51, 4 years ago
      Forgot to mention - nice piece by the way!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      WOW !!!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      I really love how the satin finish changes the whole aesthetic of glass. This piece is so dramatic; without the sheen the colours seem so much more intense. Wonderful piece Peggy!
    12. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      very nice.... similar to the little one with this decor
    13. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Phil, I wasn't suggesting your vase wasn't Ruckl as I have no idea. I was just surprised by the base.
    14. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      THANK YOU, vetraio :)
    15. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Thank you, Karen, I think you nailed it!
    16. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Thank you kivatinitz, just so :)
    17. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Thanks to all who troubled to look and 'love it'.

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