Rindskopf Glass Vase, ca. 1910
I brought a glass vase. There was a nun's convent at St. Joseph's Academy. It was closing in Winnipeg about ten years ago, and they had given the local antique dealers first dibs on the contents, and then they opened up to the public to come and purchase remaining items, so I didn't hold out much hope of finding anything, but I did pick up this glass vase because the academy had been sort of... Family members had gone to and relatives had attended, I took piano lessons there, so it was a sentimental purchase, you know, just getting a souvenir from the academy. So I grabbed that. I know the sticker price was $85, but I paid less than that. Kind of a blood red color, which was odd, and so I don't know if that turned other people away from it because it's not, like, the bright blues and greens that you see in typical glass pieces.
Well, what I like about this piece is I immediately thought I knew what it was when you brought it today, and I was just like, "I know what this is. This is gonna be easy, no big deal." And then I started looking at it and I was like, "No, I think this is something a little bit better."
This is a Rindskopf piece. It's a wonderful Bohemian piece circa 1910. And I'm very happy that you mentioned the color, because it was the color that tipped us off that it was the Rindskopf. So you paid less than $85?
Yeah, maybe $50 or $60 Canadian.
Any idea how much it would probably be worth today?
No idea. I would have... a couple hundred dollars maybe.
Well, at auction, I would estimate this to sell between $600 and $800.
Oh, wow, wow, nice.
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