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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Back in my early days on CW, I recall posting an item to which I attached the story of how I acquired it. About which Peggy made a most amusing observation - is this your only foray into the sport known as extreme glass hunting? Besides making me smile, it prompted an outpouring of memories of all the things I've done for glass, going above & beyond the call of duty to track something down, or to convince someone to sell me something they were either unwilling to sell or post internationally.
    Well, this vase by Rindskopf is my latest example of this noble "sport".
    Last Sunday I spotted this vase through the window of a small shop in Glebe (inner Sydney suburb) but the shop was closed. It is a very old, long established shop from which I purchased many things over the years. I first bought something there when I was about 21, & I'm turning 5o next year, so that's how long I've been a customer.
    There was a sign on the shop window advertising a closing down sale, everything 50% off. Well, when I saw this vase, I knew I had to have it at any price (but especially 50% off). So, what to do? I thought I'd slip a note through the letter slot in the shop door, asking to please reserve the vase for me until I could come back to buy it. I had a spare slip of paper with me, but alas, no pen. So I walked a block away to a stationery shop to buy a pen, then composed a note, slipped it through the door, & hoped for the best. I tried ringing the shop the next day, but the phone was disconnected. Thankfully, a friend of the shop owner sent me a message later in the week regarding the vase after having found the note on the floor, & I was able to reserve it. Went down to Sydney yesterday (4 hour round trip on the train) & made it mine!
    So, this is an iridescent oil spot decor vase by Rindskopf - it has a dark purple ground with metallic rainbow spots. It measures around 20 cm tall, 5.3 cm across the cut & polished top rim, & 7 cm across the base.
    In perfect condition for its age, circa 1900.
    Fourth photo shows it with two other Rindskopf vases of similar decor.
    A lovely memory of a shop I frequented from my early days of collecting (I'm going back for one more thing before it closes at the end of the month, hopefully I can get it). And, an outstanding example of extreme glass hunting!

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    1. Wow22, 2 years ago
      Love the vase AND the story.
      Determination, tenacity, resourcefulness - attributes of the extreme glass hunter.
    2. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Much appreciated, Wow22!
    3. Dawnlady1, 2 years ago
      Love this vase and your collection. Of course the story is epic! Thanks for sharing.
    4. BHIFOS BHIFOS, 2 years ago
      Very Nice......did you forget to mention the sleepless nights waiting??! :)
    5. inky inky, 2 years ago
      Nice collection, Marin..
    6. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Many thanks, Dawnlady!
    7. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Thanks also, Bernard, yes there were a few of those! I was pretty relived when I got a reply to my note after waiting four days...
    8. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Many thanks, Penny!
    9. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 2 years ago
      It’s not supposed to work like that. You took an unconventional approach (but hopeful) to acquire something that was seemingly never going to be attainable. But then it does work out, and for once we are reminded that there is some positivity in this life. Nice story and lovely vase.

      Peace and love,

    10. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Thanks so much, Eye4beauty!
      For me, it seems that things work out better for me in my collecting efforts than most other areas. There is, as you said, at least some positivity in life, & where I can find it, I savour it as much as I can...
    11. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 2 years ago
      Your vase is stunning Marin! I think you know how much I love Rindskopf. Your story was wonderful; I am so glad it worked out the way it did! :)
    12. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Many thanks, Michelle - thought you'd enjoy this one!
      I've long admired your collection of Rindskopf, which has been both inspirational & informative to me in building my own collection.
    13. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Ooh, Marin, your latest vase was destined to be yours!
      Great story, great pieces and outstanding pics!
    14. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Thanks so much, Pascale!
    15. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 2 years ago
      beautiful indeed
    16. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Many thanks, kivatinitz!

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