Rindskopf. ID by Shape and Decor

Since decors were reproduced by several Czech glasshouses, shape becomes all important.  Fortunately for
the collector of Rindskopf glass, there are some basic guidelines:


1. Distinctive three-side or four sided tops in many decors and sizes.
 
 
 
 



2. The use of feathering--though Kralik and Loetz also used it.
2. Definite shapes and glass colors

But the best way to learn is side-by side comparison.  Any two pieces with the same decor or shape belong to the same company. 

AND REMEMBER: EVEN MUSEUMS MAKE MISTAKES.  THESE RINDSKOPF VASES ARE HOUSED IN  KRALIK CASE 254 AT THE PASSAU MUSEUM:


Same shape: different decors.  This is only a sample.  Even the Passau Museum makes mistakes: they have classified some of these shapes as Kralik. Thje last two photographs illustrate another Rindskopf characteristics: they would produce the dame decor in fire polished/ponti and cut/no pontil,.
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Next,. we come to size.  You will find Rindskopf vases, same shape, same decor, in different sizes.  The largest: 13.5; the smallest: 6"  Here are some examples, in the  fifth picture, the contrast is between a 9" and a 6"--I also have it in the 13.5" (see above)

 
 
 
 
 
 
    Next we come to decor.  I have already covered them in my article on Rindskopf for http://www.loetz.com, so a few examples will suffice:





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