Collectors Facts - Tulpenform: Tulip Vase, Rindskopf, Czechoslovakia
Vase - 11 inch
This distinctive vase was illustrated in the Czech maker, Josef Rindskopf’s, catalogue 11 (c. 1920s), shown above, right.
Unusually for Rindskop, the vase was given a name in the catalogue – TULPENFORM (meaning, tulip shaped). Standing almost 11 inches high, and with a base diameter of 4¼ inches, this fascinating and unusual vase spreads to just over 6 inches at its widest point. It was made from a three-part mould and its base is ground on the underside, outer edge. There are 16 rays pressed into the base.
The distinctive flower shape is seen most clearly from above - pictured on the right.
Martin Hamilton observed that “the centre "flower" is formed visually by the panels on the sides of the lower half” (thanks to Martin for the fascinating image). Note that there are six petals on each of the top and centre levels.
Marigold only known.
Sincere thanks to Martin Hamilton and John Hodgson.
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