KRALIK ART GLASS VASE, ART DECO, CASED, BLOW IN, CAGED - For Sale
KRALIK ART GLASS VASE, ART DECO, CASED, BLOW IN, CAGED
For sale is a lovely piece of Art Glass made by Wilhelm Kralik Sohn of Eleonorenhain Bohmen (Bohemia). This is now modern day "Czechoslovakia". It is a large Art Deco Shaped Vessel with a Metal cage around the Glass Blow-Ins. It is a rather large size as it stands 10 7/8" tall and is 7" in diameter to the outside of the Blow-Ins. The opening of the vase is 4 11/16" at the outside rim.
The Vase is cased with Clear over Pink, Yellow and Deep Purple decorations over a white cased liner. The Glass was blown into the metal frame that has been welded or soldered together. This is a very difficult technique to master and very few examples of this have been seen. It has an overall feel of Art Deco style due to the color and form. It is similar to the Daum Blow-Ins with the Edgar Brandt frames but it is not quite the quality level.
This Vase is considered to be in Excellent Condition as there are no chips, cracks, nicks or dings. The piece was blown from the top into a mold with this metal frame. It was then cut and polished at the rim. This is quite typical of the European Glass Houses to do this. The American houses usually fired polished the top edge and didn't have a cut and polished one. This Vase was most likely signed with the Acid Etched "Czechoslovakia" in block lettering mark however, due to the blow in form it most likely would not sit level so the bottom was ground to sit evenly.
This is a quality piece of European Art Glass and would enhance any Art Glass Collection. The Vase would make a lovely addition to any Art Deco or Art Nouveau Decor. This piece was made, Circa 1905-1920. I'm sure the lucky winner will be elated with their purchase.