Answered By: Regan Brumagen Last Updated: Feb 09, 2017 Views: 38
I spoke with our curator for European glass and he translates the label "Echt Cristall SSS Handschliff Sudetenland" as "true hand cut crystal SSS Sudetenland." Sudetenland is the name of a region in Bohemia and Moravia from 1918 to 1945, which gives the range into which the cruet has to be dated. He believes SSS is probably the abbreviation of the company's name, but he didn't find it in the glass marks encyclopedia and I have found no reference to it in our files. If you'd like to send digital photographs along with any written information you may have through their online form (http://www.cmog.org/glass-questions), our curators may be able to tell you more about your glass pieces.