For sale is a wonderful piece of art glass made by Josef Rindskopf of Bohemia which is now modern day Czech Republic. The Item is call a "Flower Form" vase. The vase is a nice cabinet size as it stands 6 7/16" tall. The bottom bulbous area has a diameter of 3 1/8" and the top of the vase is 2 7/8" in diameter from lobe to lobe.
This vase is one for those who are looking to collect excellent examples of Rindskopf art glass. The vase displays a quad or 4 fold flower form with a pulled feather decoration over a gold oil spot body on a clear base glass. The vase displays a beautiful pulled feather style decor in green that is applied of the beginning at the top of the vessel and it works it way to the bottom with 6 distinct fingers rolling down past the shoulder and into the mid section. The gold oil spot iridescent is excellent as is the iridescence in the decorated feather pulls. You can see some white with blue and green colors. When held to the light it is truly beautiful.
The vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The piece is unsigned as is the case with Rindskopf pieces of art glass. They more than likely had a paper label. The vase does have the countersunk rough pontil and a fire polished top edge, the sign of quality art glass.
I have been a collector and dealer for some 30+ years. I have never come across this Quad form in a Cabinet Size. I have had several of the larger 10-12 inch vases but never a cabinet size. I have sold those for as much as $900 when they have great decorations. I would consider this size to be a rare find. I also want to point out the decoration and execution of this vase is very similar to Loetz. This leads me to believe that Rindskopf might have blown some of Loetz's shapes for export at the turn of the century.
I'm sure the buyer will cherish this vase for years to come. The vase was made in the early 1900's, circa 1905-1920.