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Riedel Formosa Pair Glass Vases C 1900

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    Posted 3 months ago

    philmac51
    (196 items)

    Rare to find one Riedel Formosa, but a pair? I spotted these on an auction site and sort of new they were special. I knew I had seen the décor somewhere before. They were a buy it now at a very low price. To be honest, I really wasn't overly enamoured with them, either the style of the foot or the enameling, just a bit too 'formal' for my liking. Anyway, big shout out goes to Warren for identifying them for me as Riedel as opossed to Harrach Formosa, which these pieces have been confused with in the past. In fact, I rather prefer the Harrach version of this décor, which generally has an aventurin inclusion and rather more free-flowing, 'natural nouveau' style enameling.

    Having said all that, now that I have them, they are growing on me, and it's nice to have something a little different in my small, but growing Riedel collection. As you can see, they are in exceptional condition, I suspect they have probably been boxed away for a very long time or rarely moved as the base shows virtually no age related wear at all. 7.5" high.

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    Comments

    1. IronLace IronLace, 3 months ago
      Wow, these are so flamboyant & totally fabulous! They didn't take long to grow on me! :-)
    2. philmac51 philmac51, 3 months ago
      Thanks Marin - they really are something else!
    3. larksel larksel, 3 months ago
      Amazing. Congratulations.
    4. truthordare truthordare, 3 months ago
      What do you think about date? Phil. It's great to see some newly found Bohemia/Czech glass, education with Riedel glass items if good too.
    5. sklo42 sklo42, 3 months ago
      The detail is exquisite.
    6. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 3 months ago
      Hey mr. Artfoot
    7. Ivonne Ivonne, 3 months ago
      Stunning!
    8. philmac51 philmac51, 3 months ago
      @3. Thanks Ales
      @4. C1900 Lisa - perhaps a little earlier, I cant be too sure.
      Also Marty lists a nice example here: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/146847-formosa-vase--harrach-not-riedel?in=442-activity
      @5. Thank you Peggy
      @6. ????
      @7. Thank you Ivonne
    9. truthordare truthordare, 3 months ago
      Thanks for the link Phil, the two listed pieces are both great. I have the Harrach book, will go have a look.
    10. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 3 months ago
      Fantastic!!!!
    11. philmac51 philmac51, 3 months ago
      Thanks Leah!
    12. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 3 months ago
      very beautiful
    13. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 months ago
      Gorgeous pieces, Phil!
    14. philmac51 philmac51, 3 months ago
      Hey, Thanks Kiva and Michelle!

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