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Large Scale Rindskopf Pepita Fan Vase

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Art Nouveau2574 of 3127Ruckl oxblood & green, raspberry & green, yellow variegated, and pink variegated spatter glass vasesca 1895 Bohemian Export Yellow Variegated Embossed or Ribbed Glass Vase / Life Light Related
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Posted 5 years ago

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One of my favorite glass designs of the art nouveau, or jugendstil era was Rindskopf's interpretation of the fan style shape. This very fine example stands over 13" in height and is about 7" wide and 4" deep. It was made some time before WWI, probably c.1905.

The Pepita decor is characterized by the upper level of base glass in a deep ruby red color that fades to a clear base decorated with green oil spot. Overall is an applied multi-color iridescent layer. This gives the impression of a floral bud in the process of opening. The surface of the glass has an impressed optical pattern, and the glass is heavily worked into pleats to achieve the fan shape. The lip of this vase is flame polished, and there is a ground/polished pontil on the bottom. The final photo compares the large example with an 8" example to show the truly massive scale.

My hat is off to the nameless craftsmen who made these beautiful objects over 100 years ago.


  1. Project_Harrach Project_Harrach, 5 years ago
    Very nice, I also like the design!
  2. beyemvey beyemvey, 5 years ago
    Very cool Alfredo! Yes, this shape was made in other decors. For those not in the know, Grenada is related to Pepita, except instead of ruby red, the upper base glass is a vivid transparent orange.
  3. beyemvey beyemvey, 5 years ago
    Thanks to all for the kind comments and loves! Cheers!
  4. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 5 years ago
    Yum! Thank you for sharing these with us. I had never noticed this shape before. It is truly delightful.
  5. Justanovice Justanovice, 5 years ago
    Wonderful Shape!! I also have never noticed the shape before!
  6. beyemvey beyemvey, 5 years ago
    I think this shape may be less common than some of the other Pepita shapes because of the amount of work compared to some of the less elaborate mold blown shapes with cut tops.
  7. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    This is an astonishing piece!!! I am quite stunned by it. Gorgeous!!!
  8. Slave-to-glass Slave-to-glass, 5 years ago
    Just beautiful :)
  9. Glasshutte Glasshutte, 5 years ago
    Nice piece! Rindskopf presence is appreciated.

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