Posted 9 days ago
This piece of Czech decorative glass was an unusual yellow striped peloton on red spatter bowl or compote and set on a big black glass pedestal foot. Considered as Ruckl by me and with the small white oval mark inside MADE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA.
I kept this broken glass item, because the interesting fabrication is substantial, especially the thickness of the bottom of the bowl, where you can see the four layers of glass a quarter of an inch wide or close to a centimetre.
The black glass pedestal survived somehow. I have mentioned an idea I had several years ago, and I am still pondering it, the advanced preparation production of finials, pedestal, handles in black molded glass, to be applied to hot glass when necessary. This view was not agreed at all with at the time, yet I still think it has merit. In fact, clear glass pontils, feet and handles might also have been made ahead of time either by another glasswork or by the larger producers.
Why would I come up with such an observation, because if your look closely at black glass finials on the lid of a box by the same company, it has the exact same shape, which seems an added time consuming labor for pieces that are hand tooled with tiny variations.