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Unusual Heckert Silberband Bronze Mounted Vase

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Art Nouveau2540 of 3221Maurice Guiraud Riviere "Venetian"Emile Muller "Spring"
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    Posted 7 years ago

    cogito
    (145 items)

    I'm nicknaming this piece, "Take me to your leader," for obvious reasons. Quite the unusual mounted vase, this piece is an interesting intersection, I suspect, between French Art Nouveau design and Bohemian glass house production during the very early 20th century. It is clear that the mount was specifically designed for this Heckert shape and one of the legs is signed, "Colas."

    I have not had much luck nailing this clue down to a particular maker, but there are a few mid- and late-19th century French artists with the last name Colas listed, hence my thought about the French design possibility. Any help with the designer/artist "Colas" would be most appreciated.

    The glass, however, is more easily identified. This is a fine example of Heckert silberband; a decor, which until recently was almost universally thought to be by Kralik. I know of two examples of this unusual "Take me to your leader" vase, one of which is above with the dark purple and blue iridescent silberband, while the other was rendered in a lighter single hue blue. Dimensions: 8.25" (H) x 9"(W).

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      stunning cogito!!! you always have stunning decorative art pieces:)
    2. cogito cogito, 7 years ago
      Thanks! I'm always a sucker for the unusual.
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      your very welcome cogito!!! im to ,but I cannot afford it :) LOL:)
    4. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Cracked me up while I was waiting for coffee this morning. Thanks!
    5. fledermaus fledermaus, 7 years ago
      Fantastic! jugendstil reminds me of Van De Velde pottery form.
    6. LoetzBuddies LoetzBuddies, 7 years ago
      These Heckert pieces are sold everyday as Loetz......even major auction houses.
    7. cogito cogito, 7 years ago
      Fledermaus, I know the exact vase you are thinking about. I thought the same thing when I saw the piece (before I knew it was signed by someone else). Alas, it was not to be...

      http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/10157453
    8. cogito cogito, 7 years ago
      LB, to the auction house's credit where I got this, they had it listed as Kralik.
    9. inky inky, 7 years ago
      Fabulous!...:-)
    10. dasullywon dasullywon, 7 years ago
      I've heard Washington knew about this vase, but they have kept it secret for years! :) Maybe this is shape number 52?
    11. cogito cogito, 7 years ago
      LOL. It might have come out of Hanger 18. I do have it, however, secured from further take off in my vitrine.
    12. Mac63 Mac63, 7 years ago
      #$%$ - wow!
    13. Stillwater Stillwater, 7 years ago
      That's funny how people can think alike, I thought "alien" when I saw it first too
    14. pickrknows pickrknows, 7 years ago
      Gorgeous piece of art, love it!!
    15. MeltingSand MeltingSand, 7 years ago
      Cool piece.
    16. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Eye Candy 4sure!!!
    17. Project_Harrach Project_Harrach, 6 years ago
      Fritz Heckert all the way!! Beautiful piece!
    18. surfdub66 surfdub66, 6 years ago
      Coolest ever !! ;-))

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