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Bohemian Art Glass232 of 6418Loetz Candia Chiné Shell, c.1897-1902Loetz PN-II 5042 in Candia Wellenoptisch mit silberhenckel ca 1907
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    Posted 9 months ago

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    The vase on the left of image 1, is a new addition to my Kralik collection, I was pleased to find it for several reasons. The color combination of baby blue and pink spatter, with the dark magenta base spatter, what I refer to a double spatter decor. The shape matters to as the foot is one that is not often used, a 45 degree angle shape, which matters in the general identification of Czech glass, I have found several vases with this foot, and with different upper body and rim.

    Here I compare the large well known Ruckl vase, and a small Ruckl vase with a similar blue spatter decor, but one has a cobalt spatter base and the other has a magenta spatter base. Both have been used on other shapes and upper spatter colors in a double spatter approach, which I also identify as Ruckl.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 9 months ago
      Absolutely gorgeous blue vases, the pink spatter highlights are really lovely
    2. truthordare truthordare, 9 months ago
      Thank you Jenni, again. You are such a positive influence and valuable member with impeccable comments and manner. Best.
    3. truthordare truthordare, 9 months ago
      I should add something to my original post, sometimes you dont see what you should have included, in this area of Czech glass identification that is on your mind, but does not make it to the page.

      These double spatter decors were favored by both Ruckl and Kralik. Some are quite interesting. The red vase with green base spatter is also a decor that can be claimed to be Kralik or Ruckl, depending on the shape.

      The blue and magenta base spatters, are found on many glass items, making the identification sometimes a little more complex. Both companies also used some unique decors, mixing fine spatter bodies with elaborate base spatter decors. Such as these ones:


      Then we should also include the documented and colorful Ruckl Shimmy Pfau double spatter decors, shown in the Truitts Volume II book.
    4. truthordare truthordare, 9 months ago
      The best part is to see that my post was appreciated with many loves. Glad you found it so. Thank you CW members.
    5. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 9 months ago
      They are all so lovely, but I especially admire the big vase with the “cobalt spatter base”.
      The color combo is so appealing to the eye, just beautiful Lisa!
    6. truthordare truthordare, 9 months ago
      Thank you Eileen, those huge vases cant help but be impressive. Happy you like them. best.

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