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Knizek Pandoraglas pitcher/jug - Maximilian Boudník 1901

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    Posted 5 months ago

    philmac51
    (184 items)

    I'm pretty confident this is my first Knizek : )
    This a super little pitcher/jug showing classic metallic reduction of enamels in amber with metallic-yellow/green & bronze.
    Knizek "Pandoraglas" was patented in 1901 by Maximilian Boudník, a chemist and glass painter. There are similar pieces made at this period by Poschinger and Carl Goldberg, many of which are mistakenly identified as Knizek. (here's a great example of what I thought was Knizek: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/219051-poschinger-reduced-enamel-threaded-vase). Indeed the Tadeusz Wrzesniak Glassworks in Poland produced many pieces in this technique during the 1980s called "Mimosa glas", and again many of these are also mis-identified as Knizek.
    As I said, I'm pretty confident that this Knizek, the size alone, suggests that it probably is. Knizek examples are typically fairly small (10 cm on average), so it certainly fits that bill. P.189 Das Böhmische Glas 1700-1950, Band IV, shows a very similar example.
    But I welcome any comments or suggestions to the contrary or confirmatory!
    Stands approx 4" (9.5cm)

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    1. MALKEY MALKEY, 5 months ago
      lovely reminds me of mineral deposits found when you split shale
      first class philm
      all the very best malkey
      1412
    2. larksel larksel, 5 months ago
      Wonderful. Congratulations.
    3. philmac51 philmac51, 5 months ago
      Thanks guys, I gotta admit, I'm feeling pretty 'chuffed' with myself : )
    4. Wow22, 5 months ago
      Definitely Australian Boulder Opal - google it.
    5. philmac51 philmac51, 5 months ago
      Thanks Wow - I see what you mean too :)
    6. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 months ago
      Wow Phil, you've been on a roll! This is a terrific piece!
    7. philmac51 philmac51, 5 months ago
      Thanks Michelle, I've been after one of these for the longest time!

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