Up for sale is a vintage Curt Schelvogt Art Deco malachite glass flower vase.
Schlevogt thought of glass as a medium for great art. He conceived the "Ingrid" lines as a series sculptures, designed by leading artists and executed in glass resembling marble, malachite and lapis lazuli. The pieces were mold cast by Riedel and then cut and polished at the Curt Schlevogt glassworks to achieve their lustrous finish. Ingrid is the epitome of the Czechoslovak glassmakers' art.
The Ingrid line was in production until World War II and sporadically post war after the Communists nationalized all the glassworks in Jablonec (as Gablonz is now known).
This vase, known as Dancing Lady, was designed by Artur Plevar. It features bas relief panels of 4 Art Deco draped (and undraped) female figures. Between them are matte and polished panels with sharp ridges.
An example of this vase is in the permanent collection of the Corning Museum of Glass.
Estimated Age: This item is estimated to have been made in Czech Republic during the 20th Century.
Dimensions: This item is 9.5” tall; and 6” wide.
Condition: This item is in excellent condition; there are minor scratches at the bottom of the vase; there are no cracks, repairs or restorations to note.
Please note that this is a used item; therefore you should not expect to have a new or an in perfect condition looks. This item is from the past and does have a history. Part of its beauty is the history behind it and the fact that it is a living treasure from the past that has managed to survive the test of time! Take a close look at the pictures as they are one of the best elements to assess the condition of this item. If needed, feel free to request more detailed pictures!
Please note that the physical colors of this item may vary from the pictures in the listing, given the quality of the camera, the lighting and the background used.