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truthordare

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I am interested in many old things and some modern ones. Learned a lot here from some members who are generous and great people. With time and finally of retirement I am interested in many old things and some modern ones. Learned a lot here from some members who are generous and great people. With time and finally of retirement age, with some health issues, my participation will decline on CW after 6 years. My website rucklczglass dot com is no longer published. My interest is still strong, you can always contact me if you wish to discuss Czech glass or have documentation. (Read more)

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2 JASBA Keramik W. Germany Pottery Pieces In Different Styles During Fat Lava Era - Potteryin Pottery
The Hexagonal Czech Glass Bowl: Kralik or Ruckl? RUCKL. - Art Glassin Art Glass
End of 2020 - An odd vintage men's bracelet with rose gold plated links, by Industria Argentina  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
It's a love affair with the Art Nouveau Bohemian Glass finisher firm of Carl Goldberg. - Art Glassin Art Glass
A New A. Ruckl & Sons Green Spatter Vase With A Royal Art Glass Label - Art Glassin Art Glass
The Famous Glass Schools of Bohemia, at Novy Bor & Kamenicky Senov, and their glass exhibits for special occasions. - Art Glassin Art Glass
It takes time to adjust and appreciate  your collections, years to admire the same thing yet finally see the creative skills - Art Glassin Art Glass
My latest collection of Australia Designer Erstwilder Brooches, fun, quirky and resin layered, Made In China - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
My days of Estate Auction Browsing Are Full Of Goodies - Pocket Watchesin Pocket Watches
Nostalgia For Another Era: The Gentlemen's Barber Shops - Accessoriesin Accessories

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  1. Yes, people who leave their mark and are not forgotten.
  2. Thanks Karen, line green is not my favorite color, but the way they used this on this vase is wonderful. The image is the seller's as well, he is in Germany and I told him I loved his skill with photo...
  3. "there is no country or company name which was required after 1891", my error here, I meant BEFORE 1891.
  4. Good mystery, and I admire very old English pottery. Early version tureen of the 19th century Royal Staffordshire Pottery with the producer Wilkinson works. A link to the Wilkinson company , and a ...
  5. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b3/09/4e/b3094e43459971855f301407a9001e5a.jpg This stamp with the junk boat I linked here is said to be dated as 1925 on Pinterest, the collage includes a part of it ...
  6. What a revelation, I have small collection of large Murano birds or fowl, gifts to my hubby over the years, but these Karen are just wonderful. You keep us well informed about glass we are not so fam...
  7. Thank you Karen, you are very sweet (tongue in cheek), to keep with the taste of the comment... Hope all is well with your Australian summer. Thank you for the loves CW members, always appreciated.
  8. Very interesting set of plinth or stand and bowl, Ruckl does have some of these sets in a spatter or honeycomb decor, but not in this shape. The application of the unique multi colored grey-black-w...
  9. Gorgeous, I think it is early 20th, Edwardian 1900-1910, American, the back of the pendant at 6 oclock, seems to have the letters STERLING on the oval frame, not quite impressed and legible. Thanks fo...
  10. Here is one large pedestal foot bowl I owned, with a gold circle mark for Made In Czechoslovakia on the base, in another combination of colors. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/262184-large-a...
  11. Ann asked me years ago what my opinion was about this pieces, I told her it could be Ruckl, in the double spatter decor with a shimmy pfau base of darker glass chips with green aventurine. Its possib...
  12. it looks like Arabic to me, the symbols with long flowing line, and the dot marks in between, could it be an export to the Middle East? https://350355-1085485-raikfcquaxqncofqfm.stackpathdns.com/wp-c...
  13. Well it depends on the man or the woman, hubby and I have the same size wrist we are both tall, and they measure a bit under 7 inches.
  14. great glass display!!!!
  15. Alain, we always have some new mystery members that come and go, I also wonder about it..... Thank you for the compliment, it is nice to post in peace. Happy Holiday to you too, glad you are hanging...
  16. Thank you Warren, the link was very impressive and shows much added information since I last read it.
  17. Oh! Wow! Mary, it is about 7,5 inches long, and quite chunky, I would wear it too, but I already gave several fine link bracelets on each wrist, call me an inveterate old eccentric. Hope you are ha...
  18. Thanks AnythingObscure, that made me laugh, I like it too, but our boomer generation was not traditional and this piece is sold as MCM, modernist 1950s-60s, which may be right or wrong. Best wishes...
  19. cloisonne has nothing to do with this post, you digress. According to the English language label, Made In Austria, which was a wording requirement for imports to USA, by Tarif Law in 1921, not befo...
  20. apostata, sometimes the knowledge of historical facts are important in the evaluation of certain items and their labels. If you translated all of what Warren stated, it is his experienced opinion t...
  21. Interesting premise except for one thing, the Made In Austria label would have been later than 1920, I expect it represents the post WWI Republic of Austria, made for export to USA. Possible its a ...
  22. Thanks Eileen, that is the effect his work has on me, elegant, restrained and just beautiful.
  23. Thanks Eileen, a very Merry Christmas to YOU too, my friend!
  24. Thank you Jenni, you are one of the shining lights on CW, wish you the best for the holidays and all year long!
  25. Thanks Lori and Art, appreciate the kind comments. Thank you CW members for the loves, always appreciated and a Happy Holiday to all.
  26. Ales, thanks for posting this. My own experience is that this is one of those glass powder decors, because your piece is small it is hard to say if there was a motif or decor, but the colors correspon...
  27. Thanks Paul, this means they were not attached together but came separately? I had a gut feeling that the pomander was a different maker than the chain. Something about the chain looks Italian to m...
  28. Love This, David was a great British addition to many US series episodes. Thanks Vynil.
  29. Seems to be another mark on the goldish ring that attaches the chain to the pomander, can you decipher it? 3rd image has a good view of it.
  30. Youre very Welcome Bob. Ms.C, I also made an inquiry on her Facebook page several months ago, she said she had a difficult summer with much stress and decided to leave much of her internet particip...
  31. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/290743-the-famous-glass-schools-of-bohemia-at Decided to make a whole CW post instead, so we can all some information on the site, for all that are interest...
  32. There are several examples of this phenomenon, especially with Czech decorative glass, Truitt's Volume II had a couple of container bases without the lids, but then as also often happened, some shapes...
  33. Here is my post to show 2 Ruckl shapes, based on decors: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/268425-latest-ruckl-discovery-in-a-glass-vase-s
  34. Ales, I noticed that when you showed this shape in other decors, this one shape was strongly disputed as it was the Loetz shape used in this decor at the Passau Museum. Since then we have found mo...
  35. Ales, with the lack of English and using translation to communicate, we will have different terms for different decors. It is not a big deal, the person who keeps commenting on it and being deleted by...
  36. comme ci comme ca, if it's not us having health issues its our friends and neighbors, with the pandemic on top of that, many are out of sorts too right before Xmas holiday. How about you? I will ta...
  37. Very nice, havent been around much here Bob, missed this post, D. Truitt has a chapter in volume II of these enameled Czech glass pieces, several were from the glass schools she explains, if you want ...
  38. The shape of this ashtray, is one that was also used by Metelak and other designers for their 'harrtil' decor crystal, pieces that had a glass fiber net like web in the matrix of the lead glass. I...
  39. martele decors https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/111713-martele-ids
  40. diamond, spiraloptisch and chevron decors https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/275292-more-kralik-early-century-textured-glass
  41. I think that we are not quite understanding each other. Thank you for the link to another of Alfredo's sites with glass information, this is an older one. Some of the decors have seen been changed fro...
  42. Thanks Ales, does the Teplice museum have any back up information as to how they acquired it? What color martele? I still think Steinwald and Kralik had a financial partnership of some kind, and th...
  43. Looks like an American Sterling silver hallmark and the makers logo, 2 Cs in triangles with a & symbol in between for 'and'. C&C might stand for Clark & Coombs, from late 19th to late 20th in USA,...
  44. BB2, they are so heavy about 3 pounds each that you only do a few by hand at a time. Always good to hear from you. Glad you are ok. :-)
  45. Thank you both, Eileem I do have some alexandrite glass vases by Klinger, also handled lately and impressed all over again with the so subtle changes in color, it's magical. Then I have some smoky ...
  46. What was Rindskopf after 1920 became a pressed glass type of fabrication, Kralik seemed to have borrowed some of their shapes and decors, especially the pepita. So Ales, it would still be Kralik to...
  47. Thank you for the fine comments Jenni and Lori. Thank you for stopping by and spreading some love CW members, much appreciated.
  48. WE still don't know enough to completely redo our categories in our glass collections in my humble opinion. One of my problems is the lack of historical facts about Ernst Steinwald Art Glass, basi...
  49. Thanks Jenni, love your enthusiasm. Yes, some of them are just lovely and precious in a unique way. Much better in hand. I remember the sea horses, I got a big blue manta ray instead, lol. Best.
  50. a berry serving spoon, with slots to drain the juice, before eating with whipped cream in a small bowl....yum. http://www.antiques.com/classified/Antique-Silver/Antique-Sterling-Silver/Antique--4--...
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One Kralik Shape and One Welz Shape.......two décors Victorian cased art glass basket with thorn handle - Welz Czech Art Deco Welz hexagonal glass spatter vase

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