This is a Bohemian art glass vase. The glassmaker is Moser. The glass painter is Wolfgang Berndt. The date of Berndt's signature dates the vase to circa 1920.
The vase is 12 ¼" high and 7" wide at the belly.
The glass is amber cut to clear.
The shape is one where the bottom is round and solid with windows cut into the sides, with the edges of each window outlined in gold trim. The windows are repeated again at the bottom of the neck. The mouth is polished smooth, with some nibbling on the outer edge, some nibbling on the inner edge and a small area of shatter on the lower inner edge, shown in one photo. The top probably had a lid at one time, and thus a lidded vase, but once the top is gone, one can never know for certain. It is just a guess as the rim is wide.
The belly of the vase is satin, to give the amber a good background color for the pen sketch.
Wolfgang Berndt is a glass painter artist who painted on Moser glass and on some Pohl glass too. He is known for his figural paintings done in silver, gold and black on amber or orange-shaded glass. This specific painting circles the belly of the vase and shows two men who are falconers on horses, and if you look closely you will see that each horse rider has a falcon or hawk, a bird of prey, on their left arm. As the painting circles the vase, there are trees, and clouds and birds in the sky. The artist's signature is below the front feet of the horse on the right and is "W. Berndt."
The bottom of the vase is clear and it shows a lot of age wear with scratches. There is a pontil, round and polished.
There is a little bit of wear to the gold trim around the neck.
Bohemian Czech Moser Art Glass 12” Vase Amber Cut to Clear Pen Sketch Falconers on Horses Signed by Glass Painter Wolfgang Berndt c 1920
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