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Antique Rudolstadt Cobalt and Gilt Tripod Vase

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Antique Rudolstadt Cobalt and Gilt Tripod Vase
The Art and Orchid Gallery's German cobalt glazed vase has a modified brazer style. Three body-length handles run down into an elaborate tripod ring base with an inverted finial under the vase. The antique has a true Rudolstadt blue underglaze mark used between 1882-1918 by the company "New York-Rudolstadt Pottery", co-owners.[59A, 7AA, 5B, 49C] The Company can be traced to 1720 Thuringia, Germany starting as faience factory. In the 19th Century it moved to Rudolstadt, Germany.[178D, 12E] Pieces marked 'Germany' were made after the 1890 McKinley Act. Most real Rudolstadt ceramic is 'fin de siecle', when the importer starting calling it Royal Rudolstadt.[12F] The vase is made of translucent porcelain, hardness 7 on Mohs scale.[33G] It is mostly finished with high gloss cobalt glaze with gilded highlight. The long cobalt handles bleed to lighter blue, then off white as they approach the matte glazed tan-egg shell region. On the body is a relief of gold and yellow floral band between the cobalt gloss and tan matt areas. On the matte region the artist, 'Artemis' painted and signed a mythological scene. It depicts a semi-nude woman and cherub on a mountain top lighting a torch by sunlight through a magnifying glass. Other marks, in addition to the 'New York-Rudolstadt' under glaze symbols, are: Germany and most of the Rudolstadt under glaze stamped into the clay, the model numbers 8903 and 40; and Gilder #26 in gold. The vase in in excellent condition with little gold loss. References available upon request. Size: ~ 10 1/2" H x 5"; Weight:~909 grams; Hardness: 7 on Mohs scale.

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