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My Ruckl Czech Glass Collection: Shape & Decor With Important Identifiers Part II

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    Posted 1 year ago

    truthordare
    (353 items)

    In part I I explained that the identification process started with a large black glass lidded box, with an orange swirl decor. For some reason this Ruckl glass box has been found with over a dozen decors, produced during the interwar period of 1919-1939. I will show a grouping of these boxes in comment 1. so you can see what I mean.

    Why would I pick this example, because contrary to the other Deco-Tango glass producers for decorative exports, Ruckl often kept their designs to a few shapes, or the demand was such that some pieces were made on a continuous basis as they were a lot more popular than others.

    Part II explores the other pieces that were decorated with orange swirls, and I show a blue jar missing it's lid in the Czech Tango Sklo Exhibits for Ruckl glass, and the same one also has a green and orange swirl glass perfume bottle.

    I can say that Ruckl had three main styles of decorations: the spatter, the shimmy, and the swirl in various types of applications.

    Image 1 and 4, are from the Truitt Volume II, with permission. Image 2 is the exhibit close-up of the green perfume bottle, image 3. is a Novy Bor Glass Museum image of one of the Ruckl exhibit groupings, there was a total of five, which was a real surprise and a fantastic way to begin an information website with a solid basis about this respected glass company.

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    1. truthordare truthordare, 1 year ago
      with lids:
      http://nebula.wsimg.com/dccbe94ae2ac35a294f059dc7f2b51ca?AccessKeyId=3A908495ACD7ABD44DFC&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

      without lids:
      http://nebula.wsimg.com/225fb8461f204bb844630544acabe6be?AccessKeyId=3A908495ACD7ABD44DFC&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

      rare decors:
      http://nebula.wsimg.com/7dc15da03fa0ac64345c7a20a9552a79?AccessKeyId=3A908495ACD7ABD44DFC&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

      http://nebula.wsimg.com/1c6e0676869d63575c247240a66652f5?AccessKeyId=3A908495ACD7ABD44DFC&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

      http://nebula.wsimg.com/71c138c2fa72232acd85edd36a69ce06?AccessKeyId=3A908495ACD7ABD44DFC&disposition=0&alloworigin=1
    2. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 1 year ago
      Beautiful examples, Lisa! Love every single decor for those links. Thanks, for sharing more information about Ruckl art glass.
    3. philmac51 philmac51, 1 year ago
      I remain unconvinced that this décor is Ruckl.
    4. philmac51 philmac51, 1 year ago
      We had a very long thread on this décor here: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/251241-large-bohemian-art-glass-lidded-jar
      Why now is this décor 'positively' identified as Ruckl? The images from the Novy Bor Glass Museum are of very poor quality and there is not enough detail to make a serious judgement on attribution IMHO. As you have mentioned previously - there was an image for sale on Ebay usa some months ago that had the arched mark, more often asscoaiated with Kralik/Steinwald - I don't beleive there are any known Ruckl pieces with this mark...are there?

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