Slag glass nude ashtray? Maker's mark?

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Slag glass nude ashtray? Maker's mark?

Postby rynegold » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:26 pm

Hopefully Dognose won't kick this off too quickly.... I have no idea where else I might even start but on this forum, I find there's many people on that know a little bit about EVERYTHING!

4.5x2.5 inches... "looks like" slag glass. Hand faceted, and a maker's mark (a symbol of sorts actually) on the bottom corner. Does anyone out there recognize the symbol? maker? What to call said item? as glass goes? I assume it's an ashtray unless I'm told otherwise.

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Any help appreciated!
regards, mitch

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Re: Slag glass nude ashtray? Maker's mark?

Postby dognose » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:32 pm

Hopefully Dognose won't kick this off too quickly....


Hey Mitch, I'm not that mean.....

Maybe a soap-dish?

Trev.

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Re: Slag glass nude ashtray? Maker's mark?

Postby AG2012 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:06 pm

Hi,
Bohemian Hoffman Schlevogt malachite glass (butterfly impressed mark).
Made during Art Deco period in Czechoslovakia, but much reproduced after WW II and exported.
It`s very difficult to distinguish genuine Art Deco pieces made in the 30`.
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Re: Slag glass nude ashtray? Maker's mark?

Postby AG2012 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:25 pm

Originally produced by Heinrich Hoffmann and Henry G. Schlevogt.
A multi-coloured brochure “Czech It Out Inc.” (C.I.O.), Brooklyn, New York, from 2001 promoted reproductions of this famous glass from the 1930s in Czchechoslovakia.To distinguish between a reproduction from C.I.O. and an original glass one would need to keep both items in his hands close together, to compare colour and precision of pressing. Some of the press moulds from C.I.O. were made by casting moulds from original glass, so the pressed figurines or flowers became blurred. Sold to tourists in Prague, Liberec and Jablonec nad Nisou as cheap but beautiful souvenirs - like those poor quality copies which were produced in the years from 1948 to 1990 when Czechoslovakia badly needed hard currency.

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Re: Slag glass nude ashtray? Maker's mark?

Postby rynegold » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:14 pm

Ha ha! Thanks Trev for letting me stick around on this and thanks to the other posters for the help w/id!

It's a very nice piece and quite detailed. I've known of/seen repros of pressed glass items before but I can say for sure the "cutting" (faceting) is genuine, very clean... not reproduced from an original item. I like it in any event and plan to keep it... thanks for the help!

regards, mitch

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Re: Slag glass nude ashtray? Maker's mark?

Postby rynegold » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:05 pm

So now, searching this particular item... I find NONE that are faceted! Leads me to believe mine might be a copy as noted in AG20212's post. This one I found (below) in fact, looks to have more detail of, the... "backside" of (presumably) the female figure!

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