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    Posted 3 years ago

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    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

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    1. artfoot artfoot, 3 years ago
      I'm a bit unclear about the marks here. Three marks shown on three red bases but only two red pieces are shown. Do these marks coincide with the pieces shown somehow or are they just general marks that occur on "zippered" pieces?
    2. jericho jericho, 3 years ago
      The smile signature is on a footed bowl, the rugby mark has been seen on the royal blue zipper but I don’t have a picture of it and the red dime mark is also on a red marbled piece- I don’t often save the pieces with their marks - but I should try
    3. jericho jericho, 3 years ago
      I think there is a world of German, French, Czech, Chinese etc.... that make similar pieces but in this grouping the way to Identify them is shapes, bold tango base colors (sometimes with fine internal lines embossed by mold), molten glass application, and casing glass on the surface
    4. truthordare truthordare, 3 years ago
      This is interesting, I have acquired a cobalt blue piece recently. Not marked. The large jar with a ring at the neck, which you also find on other Ruckl jars but with a different style of base.

      I also find Ruckl pieces that are marked to have three different styles. The white oval with MADE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA place inside the rim of the mark, the metallic smile SCHECHOSLOVAKIA, and the dime size circle also with the full MADE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

      Even if you don't use the marks as an ID tool, you can see that with your multiple collection examples, the 3 marks are consistently found on the same type of Czech glass. That mean I include Kralik in this statement.

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