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    Posted 2 years ago

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    We have had this decor on our minds for several years, I won't say who because alliances change, or some people want to remain anonymous, and it's not relevant to my post. This discussion followed the diamond bubble decor, which was deemed Loetz at the Passau about 2010, then as unknown, then we made some connections to Ruckl with shapes of the bubble decor, and finally this almond mini spatter decor also had one shape we could tie in.

    There was an almond cream background, and a light blue background, the mini spatter pretty much the same, in the same shape as one of the bubble glass vases. Last week a seller had a vase in the back of a group of glass vases on his listing, items from his mother's estate, it was not for sale and seemed much like my almond decor vase.

    I wrote and asked if he sold it, he decided not to sell it after all, and keep it instead, but agreed to send me an image and allowed me to use it. I was shocked to see it was one of my Ruckl vase shape's, and happy to add this new decor to the wide range I already have.

    There is another potential decor which shows up in a mini red spatter on white, which I have also discussed with another member 3 years ago, I could not confirm any producer, but knew there were several which all had the potential to be Ruckl. Until I can document the red one it will stay as a maybe, the member in question may want more information and remain anonymous as well.

    One of the Ruckl aspects of production for Czech era glass is that the volume was limited and the number of decors used on the same decorative shape were also limited compared to other producers and exporters of the same time period. This makes it more difficult to identify pieces, unless it's a glass lamp or shade, as we know, there are many that had the same shape, according to the catalog pages provided by the Truitts. This maybe also true for perfume bottles.

    Image 1 is the new decor with permission
    Image 3 is the same decor, which were comparing to one of the bubble vase shape
    Images 2 and 4, are mine, and missing a yellow one with white casing.

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    1. jericho jericho, 2 years ago
      It’s still in limbo for me but most likely Ruckl. The reason it’s still in question is that Thomas has a soap kit with this decor in it marked with the kralik arched Czech mark- seen widely in Kralik. So this makes me think some pieces with the arched mark are Ruckl; just as some pieces with the rugby mark are Kralik...

      Very confusing but that’s why marks can let you down. The other observation is that all of these decors appear in both companies shapes... lets keep working on it. These are great shape studies
    2. jericho jericho, 2 years ago
      Lastly although the shapes and sizes match pretty good, something about the “confetti as texture” pieces are softer, less defined- while the cased confetti all have that sharp detailed look. So are they an exact match or a good copy from another producer? This is where the fine details come in like weight, thickness, brinding etc

      It is ok to disagree
    3. jericho jericho, 2 years ago
      Grinding not brinding
    4. truthordare truthordare, 2 years ago
      Oops, here are your comments, and my reply is on the other post, which I will move here instead.

      I wanted to reply to the comparison to Tom's Kralik bath salt and soap set. I also own 2 versions of these glass pieces, also very fine, with small spatter or confetti decor, 6 inches tall. They all have the arch mark.
    5. truthordare truthordare, 2 years ago
      one more example of these vases I don't own:

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