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ONCE UPON A TIME....A Czech Art Glass Decor was very difficult to identify, after many tried, little new me got it. RUCKL

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Art Glass1857 of 21425New Martinsville mold German Shephard commemorativeLoetz Glatt Basket or Kralik or Rindskopf???
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    Posted 1 year ago

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    Before I say anything else, please be assured that the American collector (Ray H. of Gig Harbor, WA.) who took these images and emailed them to me, and allowed me in writing to use them on this public forum and on my website, I give him credit. The ones I had before were from Jericho Mora in a different background.

    There is a page on my site dedicated to identify this decor on these glass pieces as Ruckl Art Deco, 1920s. In that spirit, I intend to change the decor's name from DIAMOND BUBBLE to SHIMMY BUBBLE. The reason is twofold, the Ruckl version all have the Ruckl 'shimmy' or flames marker in a secondary color from the base up, and another variation of this glass decor group needs a name. As you can see there is a short blue vase in a uniform blue with a bit of green detected on the base only. I don't think this one is Ruckl.

    It is exciting to have work and effort come to fruition even if you feel like the mouse, in the tale of "The Lion And The Mouse". I have been told several times in the last few years, how can I possibly achieve what I am foolishly trying to do, when much better and experienced people have tried and failed for years?

    Determination and a strong belief that we all bring something different and worthwhile, ourselves.

    (If you are curious about the Lion and the Mouse Tale and it's message. Not to discount the help and contribution from a person or being out of your prowess and arrogance, because they don't seem to have any of the skills that you are looking for or admire.)

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    1. Terfig Terfig, 1 year ago
      Beautiful! I especially love the green and white ones.
    2. truthordare truthordare, 1 year ago

      This is my sites page, showing how the identification was made. Thanks to the many Czech collectors who provided images for this site's project.
    3. truthordare truthordare, 1 year ago
      I was made aware yesterday again, that it is not possible to copy my pages and print them as is from my website. You can copy texts and images, but not the whole thing at once.

      It occured to me after seeing other webmasters creating some PDF files from their site, for people to be able to have a well organised letter size document about their topics.

      I plan to do the same, a great idea, as this leaves a permanent record of some of my pages, which are appropriate for this type of format.
    4. kralik1928 kralik1928, 1 year ago
      Well Arright, Shimmy Bubble.
      There is definitely a crossover between Ruckl and Kralik decors and techniques. Nice post
    5. truthordare truthordare, 1 year ago
      Thank you for the fine comments and many loves, highly appreciated.
    6. kralik1928 kralik1928, 1 year ago
      Here ya go just bought one... was hoping it was but turns out it isn’t
    7. larksel larksel, 4 months ago
      Maybe another variant who is the manufacturer of this decor. First it was assigned to the Loetz glassworks, later Welz, Rückl, or the Bavarian Joska glassworks.
      The shape of the third vase on the left in the first and third photos is the same (or very similar) to the shape of the vase produced by the Ernst Steinwald & Co. glassworks. - in Osiris decor. see:
    8. truthordare truthordare, 4 months ago
      Ales, I noticed that when you showed this shape in other decors, this one shape was strongly disputed as it was the Loetz shape used in this decor at the Passau Museum.

      Since then we have found more decors on this shape but none of them have helped make a stronger solid attribution. I was able to identify 5 shapes as Ruckl, but these shapes could have easily been by Kralik or Steinwald, none were identified as Welz.
    9. truthordare truthordare, 4 months ago
      Here is my post to show 2 Ruckl shapes, based on decors:

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