Posted 3 years ago
In this post you will see a few examples of Ruckl pieces with a zipper pattern. In this series of zippers, notice the glass starts out with a very vibrant tango color and molten color is applied in a random pattern; This is important, because some zipper patterns spiral through the piece while this type is more randomly applied.
These marbled pieces come in every color, including: Black, white, pink, red, coral, orange, yellow, tan, red, baby blue, navy blue, royal blue, turquoise blue, turquoise green...... I get tired. Royal blue is the only marbled pattern that is zippered... (until I see proof of other colors).
Note: If a mold was used (you can see this on a few pieces) it is used to create a ruffle pattern to the base color first, before the molten glass is applied.
I identify these as Ruckl... even though there are three types of signatures: Dime mark, rugby mark and smile mark (although this mark is non-metallic). Some people will see the smile mark and think these are Kralik and that is reasonable except the shapes match better with Ruckl overall; along with the fact that the mark is non-metalic.
1. A magnificent Zipper piece (I'll give credit to the photographer as soon as they I know)
2. Royal blue is the only color that is zippered, Red Marbled
3. Turquoise blue and turquoise green
4. Hand worked (probably a small rake), the three marks