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

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    Posted 10 months ago

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    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, 10 months ago
      with lids:

      without lids:

      rare decors:
    2. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 10 months ago
      Beautiful examples, Lisa! Love every single decor for those links. Thanks, for sharing more information about Ruckl art glass.
    3. philmac51 philmac51, 10 months ago
      I remain unconvinced that this décor is Ruckl.
    4. philmac51 philmac51, 10 months ago
      We had a very long thread on this décor here:
      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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