RIEDEL Rare “Josef” made 1880’s Dark Amethyst Square Double Cased Enamel & Gilded Piece. Very unique old elegant rare jewel of a masters piece, hand blown, shaped, cased, polished all over dark almost black looking amethyst glass with a white sleeve inside to create a dramatic effect. Brilliant design, only one we have ever seen and we went to the Riedel Museum, as well as the Moser Glass, Austrian-Hungarian, Bavarian, Czech-Bohemian Museums in 2015 owned 30+ years, not even one in any of the museums. Now we have been to the V & A-London & MIRO-Barcelona & various other Glass museums just a month ago, own 25-30 pieces not seen anywhere, this is one of our favorites. Rare, unique Josef Riedel 1880’s Blown, shaped, cased, polished, enameled, gold gilded amethyst glass vase, strikingly beautiful. 7.5 inches tall, square & rare thick double cased walls 6.85 inches deep, usable space, with a square top of 2.75 X 2.75 straight down to the same dimensions polished sq base. 2.75 X 2.75. Last picture has flash light over it to show what it looks like in sunlight, lighted cabinet, etc.. Being born in the time of the industrial revolution served Josef well. By 1858 he owned eight glassworks, two large textile factories and coalmines. His glassworks produced mainly glass jewellery, beads, chandelier parts, but from 1873 luxury hollow glass products too. In the same year, Josef won the Grand Prix at the World Fair in Vienna. He was awarded an Order by the Pope. The local authorities in Franzesbad and Wiesenthal gave him honorary citizenship. Josef was widely known as The Glass King of the Jizera Mountains. In 1895, Josefs sons registered the first Riedel logo. The item “Josef Riedel Art Glass Amethyst Square Double Cased Enamel Gilded Rare 1880’s” is in sale since Saturday, May 25, 2019. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Bohemian/Czech\Other Bohemian/Czech Art Glass”. The seller is “zonalrick” and is located in Chandler, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Art Nouveau 1880’s
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Features: Known maker piece, book verifies, rare!
- Object Type: Unique, Rare & Square Vase
- Color: Dark Amethyst, with White & Gold Gilding
- Glassmaking Technique: Hand Blown, shaped, cased, enameled, gilded
- Type of Glass: Dark Amethyst, cased w-white sleeve
- Subject/Theme: Early Square Cased Art Master Glass Beauty
- Brand: Early Josef Riedel 1880’s