Posted 9 years ago
This past summer I completed my bachelor's degree and promised myself a graduation gift. After months of searching, last week I found this piece I fell in love with it.
The inkwell measures 3 1/8 H x 2 3/4 W. The lid design puts it unmistakeably in the Art Deco period. But who made it? I know nearly all of the inkwells out there can be attributed to Kralik. Yet, I'm leaning towards Rindskopf. The decoration resembles Rindskopf's version of Loetz cobalt papillon. The base glass is a very dense, muddy purlple/amethyst glass that appears deep red when you shine light through it. It is similar in coloration to the loops in the decoration towards the top.
I've tried to find examples from the usual suspects of Bohemian glass that used both the papillon decoration and the fine threaded loops together but without any real success. I turn the discussion over to the wonderful experts on here from which I've already learned so much.