Sensational Czech Republic Art Deco Amber Glass Dancing Lady Center Piece by Inwald
... For what an incredible work of glass artistry that it truly is ...
I have always had a `soft-spot' for Amber Glass, which to me has a luxury which no other can compare. Each will have their own personal preference, but to myself I adore the qualities of amber glass, and surely this example perhaps illustrates as to why.
Its depth of richness interferes NOT with its transparency; Its wonderful butterscotch-candy colour is almost `eatable' and its Art Deco styling also works so favourably using this colour variant, no matter what its decorative features represent... but only in my opinion.
Others would argue and quite rightfully too, that this piece or any other would be more desirable in Blue,Pink,or Green however this wonderful two part center piece relies upon its sensational design first and foremost as I am sure you will agree.
This particular pattern, unlike many others that were produced by numerous factories of the period, has a bowl type that is quite unique. . .
I mean, just LOOK AT IT!
It is of an impressive size and yet unobtrusive due to its relatively shallowness and its remarkable design. It is sooooo wonderfully Art Deco each & every step of the way, with its glorious tripod feet of stepped geometrical Art Deco form.
It was pointed out to me before I purchased this piece that ne of the feet was slightly chipped, however who can resist such splendour, chipped or not? Plus, as can be noted 'this so-called-chip' is very minor.
I would urge you to view other listings here in my shop, where other very major glass bowls,vases etc. are offered to you with minor chips... I make no false claims, nor the intention or reason to have such minor knocks upon those other items repaired or restored, for they need not be, and are mentioned for reasons of accuracy only.
The name of this incredible work of art, is `The Dancing Lady' pattern number 11931 and was produced by one of the master factories of the period: Rudolfova Hut/Josef Inwald.
Josef Inwald, Elsahütte, Rudolfshütte and many other glassworks in the Czech Republic, combined and united circa 1945 to become more known as: Sklo Union glass. You may wish to make comparison to further examples of the amazing center piece displays that were produced by Inwald here in my shop, for each and all have a charm and a quality all of their own, however THIS pattern example is one of their finest...
The `Dancing Lady' element itself to this center piece, is not dissimilar to a further example produced by Inwald, however THIS LADY is more crisply-detailed & defined and more importantly perhaps, is that she is integrally moulded to the flower-posy frog in one piece of glass.
She has been wonderfully captured & created using press moulded glass techniques,and she displays much fluidity & movement,with her pleated-chiffon dress being raised by her right leg whilst she dances with joyful expression. Her body tone has also been very faithfully captured and uses the wonderful golden qualities of amber glass to refract light throughout the varying thicknesses of glass used for her solidly moulded body. The entire then matt-satin frosted to perfection.
There is a further element to this particular piece that I personally adore: A solitary internal bubble (caused at time of manufacture) can be noted dead-center to her lower neck... This was of course unintentional, but common with press moulded glass, due to the extreme pressure-force required to produce these amazing objects, but THIS bubble as is located, gives the impression to be a `pearl' that she wears around her neck, or her `heart'...
She is exceptionally tactile and is absolutely gorgeous.
Ten holes have been provided to the posy flower frog to make easy work of floral arrangement if so desired. Three of the holes have minor shell-flake flea-bites,which as is shown are not a detraction. The base also has some minor chippings which are impossible to see when the item is placed within the bowl and once again, what an outstanding bowl that it is.
At over 14 inches 36cms in total diameter it is an impressive bowl indeed.
It `hovers' raised & supported upon the most sensational Art Deco stylized `fan-stepped' feet, three, to form a tripod of exceptional beauty.
Other very subtle decorative features have been used upon the bowl: Its 1 inch rim-edge has been moulded with faux frosting, as too has base and central diameter band to the underside of the bowl; The three feet, culminate into further Art Deco influenced design, and then the entire has been matt-satin frosted, except that is, for the outer top edges of the three feet themselves and the interior of the bowl, all of which have been highly fire polished. The resulting effects provide a press moulded glass bowl like no other. It is an astounding, remarkable work of art.
As previously mentioned (and as is shown)one of the feet has a slither-chip to its inside edge. This does NOT interfere in the slightest with the stability of the bowl and nor does it affect its horizontal line when displayed. A bowl such as THIS, is lucky to have any feet at all for its vintage and its formation! One tap with the fingernail and it rings like a bell...
You most certainly will not be disappointed with this sensational center piece and I give my utmost thanks once again to my English friends for allowing YOU now the opportunity to cherish this fantastic piece for YOUR collection.
It is a press moulded amber glass center piece display that is undeniably adorable and a masterpiece of a design by Josef Inwald.
Total height: 12 inches 30cms Height of lady component: 8.5 inches 21cms
Flower-frog top diameter: 5 inches 12.5cms Base diameter: 3.25 inches 8cms
Bowl height: 3.5 inches 9cms Widest diameter 14 inches 36cms Bowl diameter (excluding its feet) 12 inches 30cms
Postage weight: *4k 800gms *Postage Discounts are available for this item to overseas (outside of Europe) by request.
A friendly note: First & foremost I am an admirer of glass and have been an avid collector of such throughout my entire adult life. I AM NOT A BUSINESS, and yes, it pains me to see my collection disappearing,however to like-minded appreciative souls which is a comfort to me. I have waited many years to locate one of these particular center pieces being offered for sale. Not that they are the most rarest,or by no means the most costly, but for their obvious collective beauty,and as such these pattern types by Inwald,disappear into collections not to re-surface again for many long years... One can perhaps justify this by looking at my own shop items,many of which you would not have seen before,let alone had any access to them... This center piece is such an example of the above and I would urge you not to let THIS ONE pass YOU by... AT THIS CURRENT SALE PRICE.
Item ID: JJ691
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