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    Posted 8 months ago

    Michelleb007
    (223 items)

    I really enjoy Riedel vases in this geometric style, but have never seen a one in this color combination before; it consists of an opaque inner white glass that is cased in a beautiful crystal clear pink. The effect the two kinds of glass make together is lovely, as is the bold Secessionist style enamel work. On one side is a faintly written word in gilt; does anyone know what it says? I am assuming it is German? The vase measures just under 6"(15.2cm) tall x about 2-1/4"(5.7cm) square.

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    1. Wow22, 8 months ago
      Looks like Iglófüred. Quick googling kept referencing Slovakia?????
    2. Wow22, 8 months ago
      I love these Riedel secessionist-enamelled vases too.
    3. Wow22, 8 months ago
      https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=hu&u=https://mandadb.hu/tetel/335725/Iglofured&prev=search&pto=aue
    4. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 8 months ago
      Hi Wow22, thanks so much! I had a hard time figuring out some of the letters. Interesting that they put 'Slovakia' on the vase; I thought perhaps it was a town's name, which you sometimes see on vases sold to tourists. Thanks again for your help!
    5. Wow22, 8 months ago
      I think it IS a town's name. The language is Hungarian I believe. See the last link I provided above.
    6. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 8 months ago
      Oh, I am sorry; I misunderstood! Yes, a town. "Iglófüred is now located in Slovakia, in Slovak Spišská Nová Ves, colloquially often Iglov." Thanks so much!
    7. Wow22, 8 months ago
      :) So - likely a tourist vase after all.
      It's very pretty and the colour very subtle compared with the usual bold greens and reds.
    8. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 8 months ago
      Yes, I agree! I have two or three in red, and the softer colors aren't seen very often. I am glad you like it. Thanks for your help with the translation!
    9. IronLace IronLace, 8 months ago
      So elegant! They sure made a better class of souvenir in those days...
    10. inky inky, 8 months ago
      Love this Michelle!..
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
      Iglóv is the town. Füred is the Hungarian word for bath.

      Igló (currently belongs to Slovakia under name Spišská Nová Ves, German name: Zipser Neudorf
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
      Sorry Michelle, that should read Igló.
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
      Bad Zipser Neudorf is the Germanform for the spa, I think.
    14. sklo42 sklo42, 8 months ago
      I love this style of decoration anyway, but here it's so in tune with the shape it's gorgeous.
    15. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 8 months ago
      Thank you Marin - I was thinking the same thing! :)
    16. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 8 months ago
      Thanks so much Penny!
    17. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 8 months ago
      That's great information Kevin; thank you! I always appreciate your input. A woman on one of the fb glass groups said Igló was an old resort spa town, so that makes sense.
    18. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 8 months ago
      Thank you Peggy; love this style, too and think it is nicer here than on the red examples I have.
    19. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 8 months ago
      Adore this seccionist style, very interesting post and discussion
    20. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 8 months ago
      Thanks so much kivatinitz; I am glad you like it! :)
    21. Parkerhouse, 3 months ago
      LOVE the Art Deco, regardless of the name~
    22. IVAN49 IVAN49, 3 months ago
      Not to be confused with modern perception of tourism with 5000 Chinese on a cruiser.
      Beginning 20th century when this vase was made, visiting the spa and buying the vase was reserved for very few privileged and rich.
    23. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 months ago
      Thank you, Judy! :)
    24. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 months ago
      IVAN49, I agree that this was probably an expensive piece when it was made. Thanks!

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