Posted 6 years ago
I have a somewhat newly-found fascination for this type of Czech glass, often referred to as "end of day" glass. The story goes that this type of glass was made by glass blowers with remnants at the end of the day, presumably to be given away to family and/or friends. This really makes no sense, and design books from companies such as Rueckl, Josephinenhuette, and others show that these were made quite intentionally, and though the colors appear haphazard, these were by design as well.
Now this particular piece turned out not to be exactly as expected - for one thing, the auction photos made it look positively yellow - as these photos show, the base glass is decidedly green. It it interesting to note what happens to the yellow shards under black light - they give a bright red glow.