Kralik Art Glass, Mottled Red On Green Squat Vase, Rare - For Sale
Kralik Art Glass, Mottled Red On Green Squat Vase, Rare
For Sale I have a wonderful piece of Art Glass made by Wilhelm Kralik Sohn of Eleonorenhain Bohmen (Bohemia). This is now the modern day "Czech Republic". The Vase is in what we would call a Squat Form. It is a pleasing size as it stands 4 5/8" tall and is 5 3/4" in diameter. The Vase display a very nice Satin Green base glass with Red Applied Mottling throughout the lower half of the Vessel. It display a very nice iridescence as you can see hues of Fuchsia and Purples. The Green Base Glass is very Similar to Steuben's Verre de Soie (Glass of Silk). It feels like it to the touch and also appears very similar in appearance. The raised neck about the Shoulder give this piece that much needed added height. The Vase is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The Top of the lip is polished as is typical of European Art Glass. This means it was blown from the top and the Cut from the Blowing pipe and Polished Smooth. This is why there is not a counter sunk Polished Pontil on the bottom. The piece is signed "CZECHOSLOVAKIA" in block letters along the bottom. The signature mark is in a straight line along the edge. This is a quality piece of Art Glass Rarely found. I search all of my reference Books and on-line and I could not find a similar example. This leads me to believe it is somewhat Rare and not so commonly found. This Vase will work well for those decorating in the Art Deco theme. This piece of Art Glass was made Circa, 1905-1920.