Posted 10 months ago
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.