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    Posted 1 year ago

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    Several makers produced Rainbow Glass and this example is unknown. The shape is ornate and each bulbous section has an individual motif. Only the finial escaped the gilder's brush. The foot is hollow as it seems the jar and foot were made separately.

    Height 30 cm./12 inches

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
      stunning ! Happy New Year
    2. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 1 year ago
      Peggy, this is really a stunning piece. I do mean it when I say it could easily be in a museum. I realize there is a bit of a debate on whether it is Loetz or Harrach; I am leaning towards Loetz. :)
    3. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
      Thank you, Manikin, and a Happy and Healthy New Year to you too.
    4. Glenn12345 Glenn12345, 1 year ago
      lovely piece....
    5. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
      Michelle, I just bought it without thinking/bothering what it was. I have looked on since but found nothing similar. Frankly I'm content to wait and perhaps one day some information may come to light.
    6. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 1 year ago
      Happy new year, Peggy! There are quite a lot of Loetz styles and pieces that are not found on I agree with you about waiting; I often find that the information does eventually come to you, with patience. I also feel it is often better to wait rather than just guessing at an attribution, and respect your description. :)
    7. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
      Happy New Year, Michelle. The nearest I can find is here, posted by Iron Lace.
      The similarity lies in the way the four bands of colour come out from the base and wind upwards around the sides of each piece. Whether this is the key I don't know!
    8. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 1 year ago
      I think you are right! They look very similar at that point. Great eye, Peggy!
    9. IronLace IronLace, 1 year ago
      Wow, that's definitely the way to kick off the new year in style!
      Happy New Year Peggy, & congratulations on this truly outstanding piece of rainbow glass! One of the most wonderful examples I've ever seen, & as Michelle said, it's of museum quality. I love the bulbous, elongated quilted effect, & the gilded decoration lifts it into the realm of fantasy. I am going to come back & look at this again & again, especially when I'm in need of something to lift my spirits...
      So glad it is in your fine collection!
      My gut feeling is that it is by Harrach...
    10. Ivonne Ivonne, 1 year ago
      Wow,this is something extraordinary.Looks very festive!
      Let the wonderful New Year come to you with this goblet.
    11. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
      Thank you, Marin, I appreciate your enthusiasm. It's taking me a while to come to terms with the gilding as it's something I usually avoid. I guess one example won't hurt though!
    12. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
      Happy New Year, Iwona, and thank you for your good wishes. I agree it does look festive so perhaps I could include it in a Christmas display next year.
    13. Loetzforever Loetzforever, 1 year ago
      A really very nice piece. In 1877 Wilhelm Kralik made a glass goblet with several bulges made of clear glass with iridescence for Lobmayer in the “Meyers Neffe” glass factory in Adolf near Winterberg for the 1878 World Exhibition in Paris. See "The Bohemian Glass Volume III", page 122. It can therefore not be ruled out that the illustrated vessel was commissioned by Lobmeyr.
    14. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 1 year ago
      uah Loetzforever you have great knowledge, compliments and this piece is extraordinary.
    15. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
      Loetzforever, thank you for the further information. I've posted this in other groups and opinions have varied on its origins. I'm not totally convinced by any of the opinions, including my own. However as you and kivatinitz say it is a very nice piece and I'm lucky to own it.

      kivatinitz, thank you for your opinion, and Happy New Year!
    16. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
      Thank you to everyone who stopped, looked and loved this vase!
    17. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      This could not possibly be any more delicious Peggy, and it sounds rare!
      Exciting find.

      Recovering from Covid here but ok. I hope you have a healthy and happy year.
    18. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
      Hi Karen, I'm happy to hear that whoever had/has it is ok. I've escaped so far but living on my own it's easier. My son has brought me some medical grade masks as Omicron is spreading like wild fire here.

      Thanks for your enthusiasm, Karen, I have one more avenue to explore. The amount of gilding may have made it expensive at the outset and so survivors would have been fewer anyway.

      Happy New Year to all.

    19. inky inky, 1 year ago
      Gwd! I love this..
    20. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
      It certainly has something about it, Penny.
    21. kairomalte, 1 year ago
      Up to now, I never saw any Krlik 'Rainbow' glass, I would think from the enamelling and similar other 'Rainbow-glass' items that your fine piece was produced by Loetz.
    22. sklo42 sklo42, 1 year ago
      Kairomalte, thank you for commenting. As I am a serial reader of your article about Early Loetz on I respect your knowledge. However it is astonishing, but I'm not unhappy!!!
    23. Loetzforever Loetzforever, 1 year ago
      I also tend towards Lötz, Lobmeyer could be the publisher because of his said vase by "Meyer's Neffe".

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