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Rare Rindskopf Diluvium Glass Vase, ca. 1900

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    Posted 12 years ago

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    What is known about Rindskopf's Diluvium glass is that is was made in limited quantities, and it is pretty hard to find these days. Conventional wisdom says that it is always cut and engraved in high relief, and in fact most of the examples in museums are just like that. Enter the book Moderne Glaser, by Gustav Edmund Pazaurek (1865-1935), written in 1901, while this type of glass was being produced. Pazaurek shows us the usual carved diluvium glass, but he also shows three items in simple geometric shapes with broad facet cut sides, highly polished (see last photo scan). This piece is an example of that - diminutive in size (about 3.8 inches tall). The brick red glass (practically a marker for Rindskopf) is colored throughout and completely opaque, with about 1/4" thick walls. The shape is reminiscent of the shaded to clear thick-walled crystal glass pieces produced by Moser, and it is in every way on par with Moser in terms of quality.

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    1. ozmarty ozmarty, 12 years ago
      Hi Bohemianglassandmore ,This example of Ridskopf's Diluvium reminds me of my Fredrick Egermann Hyalith / Lithyalin glass vases .

      I love them and would like to own more in different colours.
    2. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 12 years ago
      Hi, Marty - from what I've read, the resemblance was definitely intentional.
    3. haidagirl haidagirl, 12 years ago
      Great info again. I just wonder about one thing - the documentation you show at the end states that those pieces were made in red and green color. Was Diluvium made in red only as well?
    4. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 12 years ago
      Katie, here is the book link

      from what I can tell from translating the text about this, it was only made in a red and green marbled color glass. but others may disagree. :)
    5. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 12 years ago
      This glass is pretty hard to find, and the museum examples show varying amounts of red and green, and they concentrate exclusively on the carved varieties. At least one respected author confirmed this attribution.
    6. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 12 years ago
      wasn't referring to what the museums might or might not have but what the book (from the time the glass was made) says dilivium glass was. (red and green marbled glass )
    7. ozmarty ozmarty, 12 years ago
      Hi Cpied from that site with translation :-
      einen eigenen Oxidationsprozess während des Schmelzens trails rot , treils grün
      marmorierten " Diluvium " Gläser , die an die alten Egermannprodukte erinnern und besonders durch die Veredlung mit Schliff

      trails its own oxidation process during melting red, green treils
      marbled "Pleistocene" glasses, reminiscent of the old Egermannprodukte and particularly by the finishing touches with

      Sadly I could onlt acess a small part of the text.
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 11 years ago
      Happy Thanks giving Warren :) !!! BEAUTIFUL!!!
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Very nice. Being a bakelite neard I enjoy it looking a little bit like it with those swirls eventhough I know it is glass. Beautiful!

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