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Tiny Riedel Glass Perfume, c. 1890

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    Posted 14 days ago

    Michelleb007
    (183 items)

    This little glass perfume is only 3-1/2" (8.9cm) tall, but is very finely enameled. I added a Pelargonium flower to the picture for scale to show how tiny it is! My pictures don't show it well, but each leaf, vein and petal are highlighted in gold. It is very UV reactive - one of the most reactive pieces in my entire collection, actually! It seems to glow even in normal daylight, and is a brilliant green under UV, so it obviously has a high uranium content. It is marked on the bottom in the typical Riedel numbering system; I believe this would have had a cork stopper at one time.

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    1. inky inky, 14 days ago
      So!..so!!!.. so very delicate and beautiful and your photos are glorious!
    2. sklo42 sklo42, 14 days ago
      Ooooooo! so small but SO beautiful!
    3. Ivonne Ivonne, 14 days ago
      So cute!
      Could you,please ,explain the number on the bottom?
    4. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 14 days ago
      Thanks so much, Inky! You are so sweet to say that.
    5. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 14 days ago
      Thank you, sklo! It is like a little jewel, and I just put it up in my bedroom on a small shelf where I keep my little 'special' pieces. :)
    6. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 14 days ago
      Hi Ivonne, sure! Riedel numbered their pieces in a similar way to Harrach, but they often used the letters C, U B and I think maybe E in front of their numbers; the numbers were also often three digits, from what I have seen, and Harrachs tend to be four digits... Here is an example of Phil's with similar numbering: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/search.php?q=riedel+vase&show=stories Also, Alisa's site has quite a few numbered Riedel that you can look at for more reference: http://www.thegildedcurio.com/tag-Riedel.html
    7. Ivonne Ivonne, 14 days ago
      Thank you,Michelle,for the information.I've got two Riedel vases but with no markings.


    8. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 14 days ago
      Yes, I have some of those, too. I think they must have worn off due to age...
    9. philmac51 philmac51, 14 days ago
      I have a secret love for Riedel pieces, the illustrations and enamelling are exquisite. This is a very fine piece Michelle - and by coincidence I just grabbed myself a Riedel today, first time for a long while. I'll post early next week.
    10. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 14 days ago
      Hi Phil, I am so glad you like it! Their enameling really is so beautiful. I am looking forward to seeing your new piece! :)
    11. Sammyz Sammyz, 13 days ago
      So dainty! I love it and the enamel!
    12. larksel, 13 days ago
      Beautiful.
      Same shape in basalt design:
      http://www.bohemianglass.org/katalog/vaza-basaltove-sklo-2854/detail/
    13. MALKEY MALKEY, 12 days ago
      absolutely stunning, what a gembaroonie michelle
      all the very best malkey
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    14. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 12 days ago
      Thanks so much, Sammy!
    15. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 12 days ago
      Thank you, larksel - I have admired your website and beautiful collection before! I really appreciate you pointing me to your example; it is lovely and nice to see another in the same shape. :)
    16. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 12 days ago
      Thank you so much Malkey - 'gembaroonie' made me smile quite a few times today! I always appreciate your comments! :)
    17. Justanovice Justanovice, 11 days ago
      What an exquisite piece, stunningly beautiful! Love it!
    18. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 10 days ago
      Thanks so much, Lesley! :)
    19. inky inky, 9 days ago
      This so very pretty, the green is so delicate looking, I don’t know why but this always reminds me of marzipan..:-/
    20. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 7 days ago
      Thank you, Inky - And I looove marzipan! :)

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