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Josephinenhütte Cut-to-Clear vase designed by Alexander Pfohl, ca. 1927

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Bohemian Art Glass4800 of 5013Kralik - More MarquetryPeach/Orange Czech Glass Oil Spot Vase
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Posted 6 years ago


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Here is a nice example of an Alexander Pfohl, Jr. design for Josephinenhütte, ca. 1927, as documented (by shape) in the book Josephinenhütte, Art Deco - Art Nouveau - Modern, 1900-1950 by Stefania Zelasko (see last photo scan). Triple cased (inner layer of white surrounded by clear, then green glass), and beautifully enameled with a large ground and polished pontil. Unsigned.

*Alexander Pfohl, Jr. studied in Vienna at an early age with such masters as Koloman Moser, Michael Powolny, and others at the Wiener Werkstaette. After four years in the army and the end of World War I, he moved to Silesia, where he was put in charge of designs for Josephinenhütte, until moving back home in 1928 as a professor at the Novy Bor (Haida) Glass School. While there he originated many designes for such firms as Kulka, Goldberg, Hosch, Palda, and Moser, among others. His influence on designers in Germany and the Czech Republic are felt to this day.

*See Collectible Bohemian Glass, 1880-1940, by Robert & Deborah Truitt


  1. cogito cogito, 6 years ago
    Very nice, indeed...
  2. jericho jericho, 6 years ago
    i always confuse those three silver overlay with jean beck...
  3. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
    WOW here too........
  4. surfdub66 surfdub66, 3 years ago
    Very beautiful!!

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