Art Deco 1930s Curt Schlevogt Ingrid Glass Crucifix Jesus on Cross Heinrich Hoffman


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This is a quality piece of pre-war Czech glass made by the Curt Schlevogt factory under the Ingrid brand name. This cross dates to circa 1935, and demonstrates the influence of the art deco movement in its form. It is made of a combination of frosted and clear glass - the clarity of the glass is indicative of the quality of glass that Schlevogt produced during the era. The Ingrid line was named in honour of Henry Schlevogts wife, Ingrid, who died during childbirth. Ingrid was also the daughter of Heinrich Hoffman, a legendary Czech art deco designer, who is purported to have designed much of the Ingrid collection. This piece would have originally had a foil Ingrid label affixed to the front base, but it has disappeared after all of these many years. The piece was acquired from the estate of a long deceased priest who was a seminary teacher starting early in the 20th century. The piece depicts Jesus on the cross and is made in a combination of frosted and clear glass. The glass is of exceptional clarity and the detail in the piece belies the craftsmanship required to make this. It measures 8 3/4 in height and 4 1/4 in width and weighs 1 lb and 2 oz. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or wear.

This is a rare and exceptional piece of glass - beautiful display piece for a religious person or just a lovely acquisition for someone who appreciates quality glass!